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OBITUARIES FROM THE KERN VALLEY SUN' 

NEWSPAPER 

Kern River Valley, Lake Isabella, Kern County, California 

VOLUME VII 



1987 - 1988 
Indexed 



FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY 
35 NORTH WEST TEMPLE 
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84150 



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INTRODUCTION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 



The Obituaries listed within does not include all deaths in the Kern River Valley, 
only those published in the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. The first year available 
and copied was 1969 and this is a continuing project. 



The gathering of Obituaries in book form was compiled throught the efforts of the 
Clan Diggers Genealogical Society of the Kern River Valley, with the permission 
of the publishers of the 'Kern Valley Sun' newspaper. We would like to express 
our appreciation to these publishers for their cooperation, without which we could 
never have started this project. 



It is our hope that this gathering of Obituaries will simplify the search for 
information on the relatives or friends that have gone before us and will further the 
interest in Genealogy. 



The SURNAME INDEX includes only the name of the person deceased and does 
not include other persons that may be mentioned in the obituaries. 



CLAN DIGGERS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
P. O BOX 531 

LAKE ISABELLA CA 93240 



Compiled and arranged by Jim and Phyllis Piper 
Indexed by Martha Allington 



THIS PROJECT IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF 

MAMIE FRANCES (CARPENTER) HENDRICKS 




Mamie F. Hendricks 
Memorial services were held Thursday, November 
17, 1994 at the Library in Lake Isabella for Mamie F. 
Hendricks of Lake Isabella. Mamie was born August 
17, 1913 in Si Joseph, Missouri and passed away 
November 9, 1994 in Mt. Mesa. 
Mamie was married to Steve Hendricks in 1932 and 

had 49 years together until he passed away in 1981. 

She was a clerk at the U.S. Post Office in San Jose 
for 20 years before retiring in 1978. Mamie was a 
member of the NARF, Senior Nutrition, the Clan 
Diggers and the NSDAR. 

She is survived by her sister and brother-in-law \lice 
and Cecil Dale of Lake Isabella; her brother-in-law 

and sister-in-law John and Judy Hendricks of ML 
View, Calif; also many neices and nephews and 

grand neices and grand nephews. Arrangements 

by Valley Mortuary 



NSDAR 

The Kawaiisu chapter of 
the National Society of the 
Daughters of the American 
Revolution held a memorial 
service for Mamie Hendricks 
on Nov 17 at the Library in 
Lake Isabella. The service was 
presented by Marian Adkins, 
Regent Attending the service 
were her sister, Alice and Cecil 
Dale of Lake Isabella and family, 
brother-in-law John and Marie 
Hendricks of Ml View, Calif., and 
family; and three neices, Mamme 
and Mike Markieviez of Albuquerque, 
N.M. and family, Janet and Robert 
Gibson of San Jose and family, and 
Cherric Rubnankara and son of 
Sacramento. Also present were many 
friends and members of the NARF, 
Clan Diggers, NSDAR, and Senior 
Nutrition. Mamie was a charter 
member of the Senior Nutrition 
organization. Nadelle Getting 
announced that Mamie's name would 
be placed on a plaque at the Senior 
Center in Lake Isabella. Mamie was 
an active and faithful member of our 
chapter. The offices she held in four 
years as a member were Chaplain, 
Registrar, Lineage Research, 
Membership and press book 
chairman. During the memorial 
service red, white, and blue carnations 
were placed by our members. The 
hall was decorated in red, white, and 
blue. Refreshments were served by 
Phyllis Piper and Marge Laskowski. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 8, 1987 



Thursday 
Jan. 8, 1987 



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ARTHUR 
SHAMBLIN 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Dec. 26 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel In Lake Isabella for 
Arthur Shamblin of Bodfish. 
Officiating was Rev. Francis Edge of 
the Bodfish Pentecostal Church. 

Mr. Shamblin passed away Dec. 21 
at home in Bodfish. 

He is survived by his wife of 44 
years, Lucille of Bodfish; daughter 
Jean Shamblim of Campbell River, 
British Columbia, Canada; sons Jack 
and Buster Shamblin both of Bodfish; 
six grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. Arthur Shamblin was a 
member of the Bodfish Pentecostal 
Church of God. 

Born Oct. 5, 1911 in Seligman, Barry 
County, Missouri, Arthur Shamblin 
was 75. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



HERBERT LEE 
HERRING 

Graveside services were held Dec. 
30 at Kern River Valley Cemetery for 
Herbert Lee Herring,76, who died 
Dec. 26 in Bakersfield. 

Mr. Herring was born in Arkansas 
on Jan. 25, 1910. He moved to 
Oklahoma as a child, living there 
several years until he moved to 
California. He and his surviving wife, 
Ruby Irene enjoyed 46 years of 
marriage. 

Other survivors include one sister 
Bonnie Touth; three neices; one 
nephew; 14 great grandchildren and 
five grandchildren. 

Mr. Herring will be remembered as 
a very devoted loving person who did 
many deeds for all his family and 
friends. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



ERNEST R. 
HAILEY 

A funeral service was conducted' 
Tuesday, Jan. 6 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Ernest R. Hailey of Wofford Heights. 

Officiating was Rev. David Snow, 
Pastor of First Baptist Church, Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Hailey passed away in 
Bakersfield at the San Joaquin 
Community Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Gaudia 
of Wofford Heights, sons John and 
Herbert Hailey, both of California; 
daughters Caroline Hailey of Santa 
Barbara, Janet l.ammen of Ft. 
Collins, Colorado, Verna Hailey of 
Pasadena, Maryann Stubly of Santa 
Ana, Myretta Alcorn of Bodfish; one 
brother Bill Hailey of California; 
suiters Margaret Randolph of Mission 
Viejo, BVess Lynch of Amarillo, 
Texas; 10 grandchildren and 7 great- 
grandchildren. 

Ernest Hailey «s a U.S. Army 
Veteran of WW II who served in 
northern France, Central Europe and 
the Rhineland. He was retired from 
Firestone Tire Co and was a member 
of the Moose. 

Born Aug. 15, 1918 in Crowder, 
Oklahoma, Ernest Raymond Hailey 
was 68. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



PATRICIA J. 
CREAMER 

Patricia O'Reamer of Pala 
Ranches passed away Dec. 18 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband of 
31 years Donald Patrick O'Reamer of 
Pala Ranches; daughter Robir 
Singer of West Hollywood; son* 
James P. O'Reamer of Wofford 
Heights, Thomas Gettys, Dale, Allen 
and John McMann all of Washington ; 
nine grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. 

Born Oct. 3, 1919 in Tacoma, 
Washington, Patricia Jean O'Reamer 
was 67. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Jan. 22, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Jan. 22, 

OBITUARY 



1987 



JEANETTE NORMAN 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern Kiver Valley 
Cemetery for Jeanette N or in an of 
Lake Isabella on Wednesday, Jan. 21. 
Mrs. Norman passed away Jan. 17 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 
Officiating at the funeral service 
was Rev. Duane Splawn, pastor of 
Kern Christian Church of Soutlilake. 
Jeanette is survived by her husband 
of 36 years, Jack of Lake Isabella; son 
Jeff of Wofford Heights; daughters 
Jill Coleck of Lake Isabella, Jodi 
Weghorst of Lake Isabella; brother 
Ed Lynch of California; sister Jean 
Haas of Ingle wood; niece Pam Crothy 
of Bakersfield and five grandchildren. 
Jeanette and her husband were 
owners-operators of the Mountain 
Hardware in Lake Isabella. 
Born Oct. 29, 1931 in Ingle wood, 
California, Jeanette Norman was 55. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



FRANK 
ALLARD 

A funeral service will be conducted 
Thursday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Frank L. Allard of 
BodfLsh. Officiating will be officers of 
Kern Valley Moose Lodge No. 498 
l.oyaJ Order of the Moose, of which 
Mr. Allard was a member. 

Mr. Allard passed away Jan. 18 in 
Bakersfield. He is survived by his 
wife of 43 years, Velma of Bodfish; 
daughters Nancy Abbott of Baldwin, 
Missouri, Gerri Smith of Cypress, 
sister Neva Ravelli of Patterson, CA; 
brothers Edward of Lake Isabella, 
Robert of Rosemead and Richard of 
Baldwin Park, 8 grandchildren and 6 

great-granixniiurcn. 

Mr. Allard was a member of the 
Moose, Eagles and Elks. He was 
retired from Southern Pacific 
Transportation Co, where he served 
as a locomotive engineer in the Los 
Angeles Division (or 40 yers. He was 
active in the Bodilsh Beamers. He 
will be remembered by the bottle 
collecting club as their past president 
and will be remembered by the KRV 
Moose as their "Papa Postman." 

Bom Feb. 10, 1917 In Los Angeles, 
Frank Leroy Allard was 69. 

Interment at Kem River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Jan. 22, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Jan. 22, 1987 

OBITUARY 



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F. ANNE WESTAPHER 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Thursday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. 
at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church. Lake Isabella for Florence 
Anne Westapher of M t . Mesa. 
Mrs. Westapher passed away Jan. 
17 at the San Joaquin Community 
Hospital . 

Officiating at the memorial service 
will be Rev. Wayne Beebe, pastor of 
Shepherd of the Hills. Music will be 
by Rev. James Lee. 

Mrs. Westapher is survived by her 
son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and 
Dorothy Standage of Mt. Mesa; 
grandson and g rand daughte r-i n- law 
Richard and Diane Standage of Simi 
Valley; brother Fred Holmes of 
Denver; sister Inez Ha user of Ft. 
Collins, Colorado; three 
grandchildren and one great 
grandson and one niece and nephew. 
Born Feb. 1, 1899 in Yorktown, 
Iowa, F. Anne Westapher was 87. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



BETTY 
TANNER 

Barbette "Betty" Tanner of Wei don 
passed away Jan. 16 at her residence. 

She is survived by her husband 
Louie L. Tanner of Weldon; brother- 
in-law, Bob Tanner of Wofford 
Heights. 

Mrs. Tanner had been a resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past nine 
years. 

Born March 12, 1909 in Henrietta, 
Oklahoma, Barbette "Betty" 
Emerald Tanner was 77. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



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Thursday 

Jan. 29, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Jan. 29, 

OBITUARY 



1987 



GLADYS HOPE DAVIS 

A graveside service was held at the 

Kern River Valley cemetery for 

Gladys Hope Davis. Officiating was 

pastor Huston Green of the Weldon 

Methodist Church. 

Gladys was born June 3, 1908 in 

Bebe, Texas and was a resident of 

Onyx for the past 14 years. She died 

Jan. 21 in Bakersfield. 

Gladys is survived by her brothers; 

Glynn Littlefield of Onyx, Staton 

Littlefield of Kernville; three 

nephews and one niece. 

Mrs. Davis was a member of the 

Weldon Methodist Church, 

South Fork Womens Club and the 

Historical Society. 

Gladys Hope Davis was 78 years. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



WESLEY F. 

NEU 

A private memorial service was 
held for Wesley Francis Neu on 
Thursday, Jan. 22 at his residence. 
Officiating was Hishop Dennis llinkcy 
of the Church of Jc^us Christ of Latter 
Day Saints. 

Mr. Neu was born Jan. 11, 1008 in 
Seward, Nebraska and died Jan. 20 in 
Mt. Mesa. 

lie is survived by his wife of 48 yers, 
Violet Neu of Mt. Mesa; son James 
M. Neu of l^ake Isabella; daughter 
Jaquclyn Kauscher of Garden Grove; 
four granddaughters and one geat- 
grandchild. 

lie was a resident of the Kcm 

valley lor Hie pa.M lour years and a 
40 year resident of llakersficld. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary. 



ROSSWELL 0. RANKIN 



A graveside funeral service was 
held for Rosswell Orten Rankin at 
Oakwood Memorial Park in 
Chatsworth on Jan. 15. Officiating 
was Dr. Dale Scott, Pastor of the 
Faith Evangelical Church of 
Chatsworth . 

Mr. Rankin was born Aug. 19, 1906 
in Ridge way, Missouri and died Jan. 
11 in Mt . Mesa . 

Mr. Rankin is survived by his wife 
of 50 years, Geraldine Rankin of 
Kernville; daughters Judith Murdoc, 
of Chatsworth, Janis Loritz of 
Chatsworth; sisters Lela Kain of 
North Hollywood, Wilda Belt of 
Kansas, Carol Nelson of Kansas and 
five grandchildren. 
Rosswell Orten Rankin was 80 
years. Funeral arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. 5, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Feb. 5, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thur sda y 
Feb. 5, 1987 

OBITUARY 



THORNIE 
THORNTON 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the Kern Rjver 
Valley cemetery in Wofford Heights 
for Reppard F. "Thomie" Thornton 
of Bodfish, formerly of Trona Mr. 
Thornton passed auiiy Jan. 2G at Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mosa. 

Officiating at the funeral uere 
officers of the Veterans of Foreign 
Wars of Trona, assisted by VFW of 
the Kern Valley and the Elks lodge of 
Trona assisted by the Kern Valley 
Elks I/Odge. 

Mr. Thornton is survived by his 
wife, Lucille of Codfish, daughter 
Leann Gore of Inyokern, 
stepdaughters Anna Sue Eldridge of 
Trona, Bessie Wiles of Midway City ; 
sons Kenneth and Kerry Thornton 
both of Trona, sisters Janice Harris 
of Jesiip, Georgia and Maxine Porfilio 
of Erie, Pennsylvania; grandchildren 
Lauretta Heidelberger of Charleston, 
South Carolina, Justin Eldridge of 
San Diego, Chimcne Eldridge of Lake 
Isabella, Cindy Greenwood of 
Nashville, TN., Alan Wiles of San 
Bernardino, great-grandchildren 
Victoria Heidelberger of Charleston, 
S.C., and Kelly Greenwood of 
Nashville. 

Thornie Thornton was a life 
member of the VFW, a member of the 
Elks and a U.S. Navy Veteran of the 
Korean War. 

Born Jan. 11, 1933 in Jesup, Wayne 
County, Georgia, Reppard Fentris 
Thornton was 54. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

ESTHER V. 
OATES 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside Feb. 5 at the Green Hills 
Memorial Park Cemetery, San Pedro 
for Esther V. Oates of Bella Vista 
Trad, Welclon. Officiating was a 
priest of the Catholic bioees of Los 
Angeles. 

Mrs. Oates passed aw ay at home on 
Jan. 31. 

She is survived by her sister and 
brother in law, Virginia and John 
Andrews of Bella Vista; nephew 
Michael Andrew s of Redondo Beach, 
niece Jona Huefe of Los Angeles. Mrs. 
Oates is preceded in death by her 
husband, Royal Walter Oates. 

Born Feb. 9, 1909 in Caddo County, 
Oklahoma, Esther Verena Oates v, as 
77. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



OMER B. 
KOENIG 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Monday, Feb. 2 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church in 
Wofford Heights for Omer B. Koenig 
of Wofford Heights. Celebrant of the 
Mass was Rev. Monsignor Anthony 
G. Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. 

Mr. Koenig passed away Jan. 30 at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his father William 
Koenig, Sr., Arizona, wife Dolores of 
Wofford Heights, brothers William J. 
Koenig of Ohio, Julian C. Koenig of 
Ohio, Adrian F. Koenig, also of Ohio; 
sisters Gemma Koenig of Arizona, 
Dorothy Koenig of Arizona and Viola 
G. Koenig of Arizona. 

Omer Koenig was a meber of the 
Knights of Columbus, Elks and an 18 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 
During WW II he served with the U.S. 
Army. 

born Jan. 20, 1923 in Wapakoneta, 
Ohio, Omer Bernard Koenig was 64. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

TED PAUL 
JACKSON 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Greenlawn 
Southwest Cemetery in Bakersfield 
on Wednesday, Feb. 4 for Ted Paul 
Jackson, 59, of Weldon. Officiating 
was Rev. Robbie ltobiioon of the 
Southern Baptist Church of Weldon. 
Mr. Jackson passed aw ay Jan. 31 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 24 
years, Jeanette E. Jackaon of 
Weldon; brother Bob Jackson of 
Kentucky; sisters Jenny Goodman of 
Kentucky, Elsie Cornelious of 
Kentucky; brothers Eddie of 
Colorado and James of California. 

Ted Paul Jaikaon had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley for the 
past ten years. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



PATRICK H. 
DEEMS 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Patrick H. Deems of Weldon. 
Officating were officers of KRV 
Moose Lodge No. 498 L.O.O.M. Mr. 
Deems passed away Jan. 29, the 
victim ot a motor vehicle accident in 
Onyx. 

He is survived by his father Max 
Paul Deems of Sacramento; mother 
Barbara Atchison of Kernville; 
fiancee Josephine "Cookie" 
Naccarato of Mt. Mesa; brothers 
Michael Ray of Weldon, Raymond of 
Florida, Jimmy of Bakersfield; sister 
Janie l^arson of Kernville; son Shawn 
of Bakersfield; son Eric of 
Sacramento and daughter, Christine 
of Bakersfield. 

Patrick Deems was retired from 
the U.S. Army where he served in the 
Republic of Vietnam as a helicopter 
mechanic and gunner. 

As a result of combat service in 
Vietnam, specialist 4th class Patrick 
H. Deems was awarded the 
distinguished Flying Cross, Purple 
Heart, National Defense Service 
Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 
bronze stars and the Vietnam 
Campaign Medal. 

He was a member of the KRV 
Moose 1 odge and resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past three years. 

Born Oct. 20, 1947 in Bakersfield, 
Patrick Herman "Pat" Deems was 
40. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 

cemetery. Arrangements oy valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Feb. 12, 1987 



Thursday 
Feb. 12, 



1987 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



ALMA J. 
POWELL 

A private memorial service was 
held for Alma Juiianna Powell at the 
residence of her daughter Charleen 
Giffing of Oakland on Jan. 31. 
Officiating was Rev. Joe E. Schruhl 
of Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont. 

Alma was bom Sept. 9, 1901 on her 
parent's homestead near Endertin, 
North Dakota. She died Jan. 28 at her 
daughter's home in Oakland. 

She is survived by daughters 
Charlceen Griffing; Nancy Zufich of 
Bodfish; sons Chandler Cow den of 
Washington, D.C., Thomas Cow den of 
Riverside, sisters l-aura Babey of 
Las Cruets, New Mexico, Cecilia 
Oliphant of Fargo, North Dakota, 
Gertrude Grieve of St. Helena, CA; 
and brother Leo Fcrnow of Pelican 
Rapids, Minnesota; five 
grandchildren and one great 
grandchild. 

Alma was a member of Shepherd of 
tne Hills Lutheran Church in ..ake 
Isabella. A local artist and poet, she 
had exhibited her paintings 
frequently in the Los Angeles area 
and was a resident of the Kem Valley 
since 1981. 

Memorial fund has been set up at 
the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church, Lake Isabella. 



GEORGE A. 
CATO, JR. 

Services were held Jan. 31 at the 
Church of Latter Day Saints in Mt. 
Mesa for George A. Cato, Jr. who died 
Jan. 10 in Ely, Nevada. 

Mt. Cato was bom June 6, 1954 in 
Walla Walla, Washington. 

lie is survived by his father George 
Cato and mother Dorothy Cato of 
Weldon; brother Dcwayne Cato of 
Nevada and sister Connie Babcock of 
Sealle. 



LESLIE (Gene) 
TOWNSEND 

Funeral services were held Feb. 4 
in the Chapel of the Roses at Mish 
Funeral Home in Oildale for Eugene 
(Gene) Leslie Townsend, 72, of 
Weldon who died Feb. l in a 
Bakersfield hospital after a short 
illness. 

The Mt. Mesa Church of Christ will 
be in charge of the services and 
cremation followed in the Mish 
Funeral Home Crematorium and his 
ashes will be buried in the Kemville 
Cemetery at a later date. 

Mr. Townsend was a native of 
Illinois and was bom Sept. 25, 1914 
and had lived in Weldon for the past 
18 years. He was a painter for 10 
years before his retirement from the 
City of Ix)S Angeles. 

He was a member of the Ml. Mesa 
Church of Christ, the Kern Valley 
Sideband CU club and Moose Lodge 
No. 498 at I>ake Isabella. 

He is survived by his beloved wife, 
Francis A. Townsend of Weldon; step 
children, Meredith Pelps of Shatter, 
Brenda Martin of Buttonwillow, 
Jeanette Reitz of Las Vegas, and 
Arnold B. Tanner of Kingston, 
Washington; sister Dorothy Mae 
Morgan of St. Louis, Missouri and 8 
step-grandchildren. 

The family requests in lieu of 
flowers that donations be made to the 
Mt. Mesa Church of Christ, P.O. Box 
1090, Lake Isabella. 

Arrangements by Mish Funeral 
Home, Bakersfield. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. L9, 



1987 



Thursday 

Feb. 19, 1987 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



JAMES M. 
COKER 

Memorial services will be held 
Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at the 
Methodist Church for James Monroe 
Coker, 64, of KernviUe, who died Feb. 
7 at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield 
following a short illness. Funeral 
services were held Feb. 14 in Little 
Elm, Texas. 

James was born Nov. 29, 1922 in 
Little Elm, Texas to James Robert 
and Lousie Adair Coker. He was 
raised in the area of Denton and 
Austin, Texas. He joined the U.S. 
Marine Corps when he was 17. While 
in the service to his country, he made 
nine landings under fire on various 
islands in the Pacific Theater during 
World War II. The last year of his 
enlistment, he met Helen Kobb, and 
they were married in 1948. 

The couple moved to Texas where 
their four children were born. He 
earned his Bachelor of Science 
Degree in education and Masters 
Degree in History from the University 
of Texas. He took his first teaching 
position in Ozona, Texas in 1964. While 
in Ozona, he learned to fly and was a 
member of the Civil Air Patrol. In 
1968 he brought his family to the Kern 
River Valley where he taught and was 
Director of Education at Camp 
Owen's Boys Camp for 15 years. 
After, he taught at Burroughs High 
School in Ridgecrest before retiring 
in 1983. 

He is survived by his wife, Helen; 
son, James L. Coker of Bakersfield; 
daughters Louanna Banducci of 
Bakersfield; Terri Ashcraft of 
Oregon; Sherri Mitchell of 
Tehachapi; sisters, Lorene 
Sturdevant, Evelyn Cauthen and 
Rosemarie Waggoner all of Texas 
and 9 grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers the family 
requests donations be made to 
California Living Museum, C.A.L.M., 
P.O. Box 6613, Bakersfield, CA 93386. 



WALLACE 
TICE 

Wallace Tice died Saturday, Jan. 31 
at his home in Alturas, California. 

Mr. Tice was the Kern County 
Building Inspector for the Lake 
Isabella area for 16 years and was 
well known here. On his retirement, 
he moved to Alturas where he made 
his home for the past 5V4 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Gladys 
of Alturas, his sons John Tice of Lake 
Isabella and James Hargrove of 
Alturas and his daughter Jarrell 
Dcane Ryan of Alturas. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thrusday 

Feb. 26, 1987 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Feb. 26, 

OBITUARY 



1987 



WILLARD H. 
MURRAY 

A funeral service was conducted 
Feb. 13 at the Committal Chapel of 
the Kern River Valley cemetery In 
Wofford Heights for Willard H. 
Murray of Kemville. Officating were 
officers of KRV Masonic Lodge No. 
627. Mr. Murray passed away Feb. 10 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Wanda 
of Kemville, son Richard of Canoga 
Park; daughter Linda Toothman of 
Siml Valley ; three grandchildren and 
two great-grandchildren. 

WLlard Murray wai retired from 
FaUx Chevrolet In Lot Angeles, where 
he aerved ai fleet aalee manager' He 
waa a Master Maaon for 40 years. 

During WW II private Willard & 
Murrary aerved aa a combat Infantry 
rifleman with Company B of the 327th 
Engineers Battalion. He fought in the 
Central European campaign and the 
Battle of the Rhineland during 1W 
and 1945. 

Born Oct. I, 1907 in Butte, Sliver 
Bow County, Montana, Willard Henry 
Murray was 79. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



JOHNT. 
CLARK 

John T. Clark of Wofford Heights 
passed away Feb. 14 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. He is survived by his wife 
of 45 years, Amelia of Wofford 
Heights. 

Bom March 10, 1919 in Arkansas, 
John T. Clark was 67 years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



GOLDIE L. 
BRADSHAW 

Goldle Bradshaw of Lake Isabella 
passed away Feb. 18 at Mercy 
Hospital In Bakersfield. She la 
survived by her husband Gabriel 
Bradshaw of Lake Isabella) son 
Harold; daughter Ritta Anderaon and 
Gloria Washington; brothers Charltf 
and Clyde Whalin; sisters Lavern 
Holder and Elsie Johnson. 

Goldle Bradshaw was a member of 
the Eagles Auxiliary and a resident 
of the Kern River Valley for the past 
five years. 

Born Nov. 19, 1928 in Kentucky, 
Goldie L. Bradshaw as 58 years of 
age. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 

ROBERT J. 
WALTERS 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Thursday, Feb. 26 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Robert J . Walters of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Walters passed away 
Feb. 22 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his sons Robert 
of Bell Gardens, Charles of Kemville, 
daughters Alice Wind of Kemville, 
Ruth Hackerott of Gardena, Joyce 
Waiters of Kemville; five brothers 
and five sisters and grandchildren. 

Born April 18, 1924 in Indiana, 
Robert Joseph Walters was 62. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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LORETTA J. 
BAILEY 

A memorial service was conducted 
Thursday, I'eb. 26 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in I-ake Isabella for 
I .orctta Bailey of Bodfish. Officiating 
was Rev. Wayne 13ecbe, Pastor of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church. 

Mrs. Rnilcy passed away Feb. 23 at 
Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband of 
44 years Charles of Bodfish; son 
James bailey of Mesa, Arizona; 
daughters Charlene Baldwin of 
Arizona, Cheryl Edzel of Buena Park; 
seven grandchildren and six great- 
grandchildren; one sister Doris 
Hartman who resides in Oceanside. 

Loretta was a resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past ten years. 

Born April 7, 1922 in GlendaJe, 
Calif. Loretta Jane Bailey was 64. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Robert Lee 
Perry 

A memorial service will be held 
Saturday, March 14 at 2 p.m. in the 
Eagle's lodge, Mt. Mesa for Robert 
1-ee Perry of Weldon. 

Mr. Perry passed away March 8 at 
Hilltop Convalescent Hospital in 
Bakersfield. 

He is preceded in death by his wife 
of 59 years Dwade and two sons, 
Robert Jr. and Argus. 

He is survived by two daughters, 
Erma Perry of Weldon and Pat Berry 
of Bakersfield; 11 grandchildren 
including Steve Perry of Lake 
Isabella and 14 great-grandchildren; 
one brother Boyd Perry of Oklahoma 
and one sister, Efley Couch of 
Norwalk. 

Robert was a resident of Weldon for 
the past 19 years. He was a member 
of the Eagle's I/xige and served a 
brief term in the Army. 

Born May 16, 1905 in Antiock, 
Oklahoma territory, Robert Lee 
Perry was 81. 

Cremation arrangements by the 
Neptune Society of Bakersfield. 



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MARIE L. 
AUSTIN 

Marie L. Austin of Sou thlake passed 
away March 3 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. She is survived by her 
husband of 43 years Francis Austin of 
Southlake; sons Francis of San Diego, 
Timothy of Cerritos; daughters 
Florence Vallejo of Newport Beach, 
Linda Webber of Bellflower; brothers 
Joseph Babineau of Wofford Heights, 
Thomas Babineau of California; 
sisters Eva Sherrill of Cool, CA, 
Helena Belanger of Wofford Heights, 
Lucy Babineau of Wofford Heights, 
Donna Gallant of Massachusetts and 
two grandchildren. 

Born June 28, 1918 in New 
Brunswick, Canada, Marie Lena 
Austin was 70 years of age. 
Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 



TED DILL 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, March 10 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for Ted 
Dill of Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
United States Naval Chaplain of U.S. 
NWC, China Lake. Military honors 
were rendered by an honor guard of 
U.S. Navy personnel from China 
Lake. 

Mr. Dill passed away March 5 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He Is survived by his wife of 22 
yeras, Doris of Lake Isabella; son 
Roy McKinney of Lake Isabella; 
daughter Corky Mann of Wofford 
Heights; sister Lou Jackson of 
Indiana; sister Georgia Carter of 
Indiana, and eight grandchildren. A 
WWII Navy veteran, Ted Dill was 
retired from the U.S. Navy and was 
a member of Troa, the retired officers 
association. 

Born Feb. 29, 1908 in Martinsville, 
Indiana, Ted Dill was 79. 



BENNETT W. 
MEADOR 

Bennett Meador of Lake Isabella 
passed away March 8 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 36 
years Daphne Dale Meador of Lake 
Isabella; son Lee Meador of 
Washington, D.C. ; son Richard Land 
of Covina; grandson Jeffrey of 
Kansas City, Missouri; sister Ethel 
Oulmette, Tacoma, Washington. 

Bennett Meador was a WW I 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who served 
aboard the submarine S-36 and the 
ships U.S.S. Canopus and U.S.S. 
Capella. 

Bom Dec. 11, 1897, in Fairhaven, 
Washington, Bennett William Meador 
was 89. 

A memorial service for Ben 
Meador will be held at the KRV 
Moose Lodge. Contact the Moose for 
time and date. 



EDWIN A. 
DAVIS 

Edwin A. Davis of Weldon passed 
away March 7 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. He is survived by his sister 
in law, Ruth Sanger of Mojave. 

Edwin A. Davis was born May 11, 
1904 and was 82. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



UNIS POST 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated at the St. Jude Parish 
Catholic church, Wofford Height* for 
Unls Post of Squirrel Valley. 
Celebrant of the Mass was Rev. 
Monslgnor A.G. Herdegen Pastor of 
St. Jude Parish, Monslgnor Herdegen 
also recited a rosary before the Mass. 

Mrs. Post passed away March J at 
the Kem Valley Hospital Mt. Mesa. 
She is survived by her husband of 43 
years tnarles ot Squirrel Valley; sons 
Kevin of Manhattan Beach, John of 
Hermosa Beach, Mark of Culver 
City; sister Jean Shepperd of 
Brisbane, Australia and two 
grandchildren. 

Mts. Post was a member of the 
Kem Valley Hospital Auxiliary and 
Eagles Auxiliary. 

Born Oct. 5, 1920 in Brisbane. 
Queensland, Austrailia, Unis Post 
86. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 



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LEONA MAE 
KROGER 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Saturday, March 7 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights for Leona Mae 
Kroeger of KernviHe. Officiating was 
the Women's Auxiliary of VF W Post 
7665. Mrs. Kroger passed away 
March 4 at the Bakersfield 
Community Hospital. She is preceded 
in death by her husband John, 
deceased in 1377 and survived by son 
Roy Kroger of Norco; brothers Ray 
Gibson of South Dakota, Loyd Gibson 
of South Dakota, Lois Gibson also of 
South Dakota; sister Iva Cummlngs 
and two grandchildren. 

Mrs. and Mrs. Kroger move to the 
Kern Valley 22 yeras ago where they 
opened the Richfield gas station 
across from the vets hall. 
She was a member of VFW 
Auxiliary. 

Born March 8, 1920 in Lincoln 
County, South Dakota, Leona Mae 
Kroger was 66. 

ELMER LEE 
DOUGLASS 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Monday March 9 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery Wofford 
Heights for Elmer Lee Douglass of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
James Lee Pastor of the Valley Faith 
Center, Lake Isabella. 

Mr, Douglass passed away March 
4 at the San Joaquin Community 
Hospital in Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife of 42 
years Juanlta of Lake Isabella; son 
and daughter In law Richard and 
Kathy Douglass of California; 
granddaughter Carrie and one sister 
Marylou Douglass of Texas. 

Mr. Douglass was retired from 
McDonnel-Douglas Corp. and had 
been a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 16 years. 

Born April 29, 1909 in GainsvUle, 
Taut, Elmar Lee Douglass was 77. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



LARRY 
McGRATH Jr. 

Larry McGrath Jr. passed away 
March 1 In Fairbanks, Alaska. 

McGrath, 23, was a victim of 
cancer. He attended and graduated 
from Kern Valley High School and 
served on the Kern County Fire 
Department, in Lake Isabella. He 
lived in the Kern Valley for seven 
years. 

He is survived by his wife, Janene 
and three year old daughter, Michelle 
and his parents Carlene and Larry 
McGrath, Sr. all of Alaska. He also 
leaves three sisters and four brothers. 

Cremation arrangements were 
made in Fairbanks. 



MARGARET J. 
PARKS 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, March 11 at the Valley 
Mortuary in Lake Isabella for 
Margaret Parks of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Paul 
McWiUiams, pastor of the Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Parks passed away March 6 
in Livermore. 

She is survived by her daughters 
Marilyn Knoll of Santa Fe Springs, 
Carol Gatti of Livermore and 
grandchildren. Mrs. Parks is 
preceded in death by her husband Joy 
Irwin Parks, deceased Feb. 15, 1983. 

Born April 28, 1912 In Los Angeles, 
Margaret Julia Parks was 74. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuarv. 



H.D. HAMLETT 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Wednesday, March 11 at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for H.D. 
Hamlett of Longview Tract, Weldon. 
Officiating was Pastor Jerry 
Corbaley of Mt. View Southern 
Baptist church. 

Mr. Hamlett passed away March 8 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 39 
years Blanche of Longview, son Steve 
of Los Angeles; brother Foley 
Hamlett of Los Angeles, brother Jack 
Hamlett of California; brother Bill 
Hamlett of Lakewood and four 
grandchildren. 

Born Feb. 21, 1919 In Ft. Worth, 
Texas, H.D. Hamlett was 68. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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CECILEY 
DIANE JONES 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday March 14 at the First 
Baptist Church, Kernville for Ceciley 
Diane Jones of Weldon. Officiating 
was Rev. J. P. "Robbie" Robinson, 
Pastor of the Weldon Baptist Church 
(Southern). Ceciley passed away 
March 8 at the Kern Medical Center, 
Bakersfield following surgery for a 
ruptured cerebral aneurysm. 

She is survived by her parents, 
Greg and Bonnie Jones of Weldon, 
brother Gregory Jones, Jr. of 
Weldon, grandparents Bill and 
Virginia Jones of Bodfish and Ernest 
Schaffhauser of Tuscon, Arizona. 

Ceciley was a student at South Fork 
School and a member of the Weldon 
Baptist Church. 

Born Dec. 16, 1973 in Phoenix, 
Arizona, Ceciley Diane Jones was 13. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

A memorial fund for Ceciley has 
been set up at the Weldon Baptist 
Church. Donations may be made to 
Weldon Baptist Church, P.O. Box 
iHl, Weldon, LA iiiajJ. 

PAULINE W. 
WATKINS 

A funeral service was conducted 
Thursday March 12 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Pauline Watkins of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was Rev. James S. 
McGhee, Pastor of the United 
Methodist Church, Kernville. 

Mrs. Watkins passed away March 
9 at Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her husband of 
57 years, Bertis of Wofford Heights; 
son Glen L. Watkins of Brea; 
daughter Norma Myers of Seattle; 
sisters Ruth Reynolds of Lakewood, 
Madeline Williams of Cerritos, 
Gladys Goodwin of Yucaipa; five 
grandchildren and seven great- 
grandchildren. 

Pauljne was a charter member of 
the Grandmothers Club No. 99 and 
member of the Douglas El Segundo 
Rod & Gun Club. She had resided in 
the Kern River Valley for the past 14 
years. 

Born Jan. 2, 1914 in Aurora, 
Missouri, Pauline Watkins was 73. 

Interment at the Rose Hills 
Memorial Park Whittier, CA. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



CLINTON P. 
FARMER SR. 

Funeral services were held 
Saturday, March 14 at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in Bakersfield for 
Clinton Phillip Farmer, Sr. 70, who 
passed u« ay March 11 in Bakersfield. 
Mr. Farmer was born in Woodlawn, 
Virginia on April 26, 1916 and worked 
for Rockwell International before his 
retirement, lie was a member of the 
Moose Lodge and the Baptist Church 
in Woodland Hills. 

Mr. Farmer enjoyed blue grass 
fiddling and played at square dances 
for many years. He also was an avid 
sports fan who enjoyed baseball. He 
was a devoted family man to his wife, 
children and grandchildren. 

He is survived by loving wife, Rae 
of Lake Isabella; sons and daughters- 
in-laws, Clinton P. Farmer, Jr. and 
Mary of Yucaipa, Terry Farmer and 
Karen of Granada Hills, daughter 
Pat:y Rae Farmer Marquez of 
Saimea, Kauai, four grandchildren 
also Kevin Stevens, Julie Duran and 
Tanya Farmer; one brother and four 
sisters 

Thoae wishing to make donations, 
may send them to the family in care 
of Hillcrest Mortuary. 



WILLIAM M. 
MURRAY, Sr. 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Friday, March 13 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights for William Murray 
of Riverkem. Officiating was Rev. 
David Snow, pastor of the First 
Baptist Church, Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Murray passed away In the 
Susanville Convalescent Hospital In 
Susanville, last week. 

He is preceded In death by his wife, 
Vivian Marie, deceased 1968 and his 
sister Carolyn Loop deceased 1966. 
He is survived by his son and 
daughter in law Bill and Lynn Murray 
of Susanville, daughter Iris Mafucci 
of Tuolomne; brother George Murray 
of California and six grandchildren. 
Bill Mrray, Sr. had lived In 
Alhambra from 1948 to 1966. In 1968 
he moved to the Kernville area where 
he served as a foreman for the 
Southern California Edison Co, 
retiring after 38 years of service. 

During WW II he served with the 
U.S. Navy retiring as a commander 
from the U.S. Naval Reserve. Bill was 
a member of the Retired Officers 
Association, a member of the 
Diamond Club of the So. California 
Edison Co and of Post 431 of the 

American Legion. Bui was the 
grandson of Col. William Mathewson, 
the Original Buffalo Bill. 

Born Feb. 2, 1903 in Wichita, 
Kansas, William Mathewson Murray, 
Sr. was 84. 

Military honors rendered at the 
graveside by American Legion Post 
711 of the Kern River Valley. 
Arrangements by Colonial Mortuary 
of Susanville and Valley Mortuary. 



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THOMAS J. 
RICARDO 

Thomas Hicardo of Lake Isabella 
passed away March 22 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital In Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 16 
years, Dolores of Lake Isabella; 
sisters Agnes Rocchio of Ohio ; father 
Charles Ricardo of Ohio. 

During WW II, Thomas Ricardo 
served as a truck driver and rifleman 
with the U.S. Army's 178th Ordinance 
Company of the 310th battalion in 
Normandy, Northern France, the 
Ardennes Forest and in the Rhineland 
of Germany. He was awarded the 
European Theater Service Medal 
with five bronze stars. 

Born July 22, 1923 in Steubenville, 
Ohio, Thomas Justin Ricardo was 63. 

A memorial service will be 
conducted at the Assembly of God 
church, Wofford Heights for Thomas 
Ricardo. Please contact Pastor John 
Davis for time and date. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



EDNA S. 
CLAREY 

Edna S. Clarey of Wofford Heights 
passed away on March 16 at theKem 
Valley Hospital. She has been a 
resident of the Kern River Valley 
since 1979. She referred to the valley 
as "God's Country." 

Born Feb. 10, 1897 in Illinois, Edna 
Clarey was 90. She was active in the 
Eastern Star and VFW Auxiliary. 

She is survived by her daughter, 

Shirley Haney of Kernville; brother 
George Andrews of Wisconsin 
Rapids, five grandchildren, Harold 
Fergusson of Bremerton, 
Washington, Bobbette Cantrell of 
Carpentersville, Illinois, Lee 
Nickerson, Manhattan Beach, 
Stephen Deutschman of Renton. 
Washington and Dorothy Davis of 
Portland, Oregon. She is also 
survived by six great grandchildren. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Internment at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 



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HARRY G. KELLY 

Services were held Saturday, 
March 28 at Holland and Lyons 
Chapel in Ridgecrest for Harry G. 
Kelly, 76 who died March 2 5 at 
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital. Rev. 
JerryHough officiated. Interment 
was held in Rand District Cemetery 
in Johannesburg. 

Harry was born Oct. 23, 1910 in 
Oglesby, Illinois. He moved to 
Johannesburg from Indiana in 1944. 
He had been a resident of Bakersvield 
and was owner of Kelly Hardware in 
Lake Isabella, retiring in 1972. 
He is survived by his wife, Linda J. 
Kelly of Bakersfield; son Michael 
Long of Bakersfield; daughters 
Lousie Cambell of Ridgecrest, Laura 
Shatswell of Hender son v i 1 le , Tenn . 
Karen Shatswell and Charlene 
Sullivan both of Bakersfield and 
Carlene Miller of Lake Isabella; 
sisters Marie Baker of Ridgecrest and 
Lorena Baker of Johnannesbur g ; 14 
grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren 
Paulbearers were Jay Sullivan, Steve 
Campbell, Ronald Smith, Randy 
Smith and Jacob McAfee. 



JAMES W. 
CRUMP 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, March 28 at the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church, Lake 
Isabella for James Wilson Crump of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Bccbe, Pastor. 

Mr. Crump passed away March 25 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Willa of 
Lake Isabella; daughter and son in 
law, Vicky and John Nagle of Lake 
Isabella; brother John C. Crump of 
Ventura; granddaughters Nikki and 
Christy of Lake Isabella. 

Jim Crump was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 28 years. He 
was founder of Progressive 
Ambulance Service and operator of 
Kern Valley Hospital Supply of Lake 
Isabella. 

During the Korean War, Jim served 
with the U.S. Army and was awarded 
the Korean Service Medal with two 
bronze stars: The United Nations 
Service medal and the Merit Unit 
Commendation. He was a member of 
Post 711 of the American Legion, the 
Kern ltiver Valley Exchange Club 
and the Elks, 

Horn Dec. 30, 1929 in Ventura, 
California, James W. Crump was 57. 

Interment at Kern Kiver Valley 
Cemetery Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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WALTER SPRANGLER 

A funeral service 
Saturday, March 2 
Temple, Kernville 
Spangler of Woffor 
formerly of Onyx, 
officers of the Ke 
Masonic Lodge No. 
Mr. Spangler passe 
25 at the San Joaq 
Bakersfield . 
He is preceded in 
Vera, deceased in 
by his daughters K 
Irvine and Mary Le 
France; one brothe 
of Chico and four 
Walter Spangler wa 
Mason and member o 
No. 827. He was a 
Isabella Shrine CI 
Scottish Rite Bodie 
Lodge and the Roya 
Kernville. 
Born Nov. 16, 1897 
Colorado, Walter S 
Interment at the R 
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ED GRAGG 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, April 8 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
James Harlan Edward Gragg of 
Southlake. Officiating was Rev. Willis 
"Bill" Gibson, assistant Pastor of the 
Weldon Baptist Church. 
Mr. Gragg passed away April 4 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife of 31 
years, Sue of Southlake; sons Edward 
of Bakersfield; James, Jr., Michael, 
Jeffrey and Adam all of Southlake; 
brothers Ray of Oildale, James of 
Bakersfield, Michael of Louisiana 
Alfred of Bakersfield, stepmother 
Bessie Graff of Oildale, uncle and 
aunt R.L. and Alyne Gragg of Shafter, 
granddaughters Teresa and Danielle 
of Bakersfield and many other 
cousins, aunts and uncles in 
California . 

Born Sept. 22, 1934 in Spiro, 
Oklahoma, Ed Gragg was 52. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



JESSIE LETHA 
MOORE, R.N. 

Jessie L. Moore of Southlake passed 
away April 6 In Escondido. She Is 
proceeded in death by her husband, 
Clyde Moore deceased May 20, 1682. 

Funeral services are tentatively 
scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel. La ke 
Isabella with Interment at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. Call Valley 
Mortuary 379-2628 for exact lime. 



JACK L. 
BEATON, SR. 

A funeral service will be conducted 
Thursday, April 9 at 3 p.m. at the 
Masonic Temple, Kernvllle for Jack 
Leonard Beaton, Sr. of Woffcrd 
Heights. 

Mr. Beaton was a Mason and a past 
Governor of the Kern River Valley 
Moose Lodge. 

Consult the next issue of the SUN 
for a full notice. 



BEAULAH LOVELY 



Beaulah Lovely died March 28 in 

Lake Isabella. 

She was born December 3, 1920 and 

was 67 years old. 

She was preceded in death by her 

husband, William Lovely who died in 

1969. 

She is survived by one son, William 

Lovely of Fresno. 

Funeral services were held in 

Fresno on April 2. Buriel in the Clovis 

cemetery . 



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DUANE AND 

SANDRA ANN 

KIRSCHENMAN 

Duane and Sandra Ann 
Kirschenman, husband and wife, 
passed away late Friday, April 10, the 
victims of an automobile accident on 
Highway 178 in the Kern River 
Canyon. 

The Kirschenmans were residents 
of Fresno and survived by two sons 
and Sandra Ann's mother, Thclma 
Reimers of Codfish. 

Cremation arrangements by VaUey 
Mortuary. 



MELBA L. 
BURCH 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Friday, April 10 at Rose 
Hills Memorial Park in Whiltier for 
Melba L Durchof Bodfish. Officiating 
was Joel Astor of the Valley Mortuary 
staff. 

Mrs. Durcli passed away April 8 at 
Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her son Harry R. 
Burch and daughter in law, Louise 
Burch both of Stanton. 

Born Aug. 28, 1916 in Holtville, CA, 
Melba Louise Burch was 70. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 



ZADA 
McCLAIN 

Zada L. McClain of Bodfish passed 
away April 9 at Kern Medical Center 
in Bakersfield. She is preceeded in 
death by her husband Geoerge 
McClain and her sister Bernice 
Lawson. 

She is survived by a step-daughter 
Nora Penenger of Canada and two 
nieces, Janet Radcliff of Port 
Huenema and Delores Smith of 
Huntington Beach and her dear 
friends Doris Grissum and Nettie 
Smith. 

Mrs. McClain was a member of the 
First Baptist Church. 

Born Nov. 8, 1907 in Iowa, Zada 
Lorcna McClain was 79. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



ALICE F. 
WHALEN 

Alice F. Whalen, 80, of Bodfish 
passed away April 15 in Redding, 
California. 

Funeral services were conducted 
Mond.iy, April 20 at the First Uaptist 
Church, Lake Isabella with Pastor 
David Snow officiating. 

Alice is preceded in death by her 
husband, Thomas, deceased in 1983. 

She is survived by son Tom, of 
Redding; daughter Nancy of Eagle 
Rock; three sisters; six 
gramhdildren and three great 
grandchildren. 

Internment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



HELEN P 
ALEXANDER 

Memorial services for Helen P. 
Alexander of Squirrel Valley who 
passed away Sunday, April 19 will be 
held at Weldon Methodist Church, 
1:00 p.m. Friday, April 24. 



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ELLEN M. FIELD 

A graveside funeral service was 

conducted Tuesday April 28 at the 

Kern River Valley cemetery for Ellen 

M. Field of Kernville. Officiating was 

Rev. Wayne Beebe, Pastor of the 

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 

Church. Mrs. Field passed away April 

26 in Baker sf ie Id . 

She is survived by her husband of 

48 years, Max of Kernville; son Collin 

of Pollick Pines, CA ; daughter Susan 

Day of Kernville; sister Karen 

Nielson of La Crescenta; brother 

Alfred Westphal of Saratoga; two 

grandchildren and three great- 

grandchi ldr en . 

Ellen had been a resident ot the 

Kern River Valley for the past 15 

years . 

Born Nov. 18, 1913 in Grand Rapids, 

Michigan, Ellen Marie Field was 73. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



WINSTON A. 
STEVENSON 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, April 25 at the Valley 
Mortuary for Winston A. Stevenson of 
Onyx, formerly of Canton, Michigan. 
Officiating were officers of the Kern 
River Valley Veterans Council. 

Mr. Stevenson passed away April 21 
at the Wadsworth V.A. hospital, In 
I .os Angeles. 

He is survived by his wife of 22 
y ears Betty Jean of Onyx and Canton ; 
mother Beryl Stevenson of Westland, 
Michigan; sons I>arry of Onyx and 
Steve of Canton; daughters Linda of 
Los Angeles and Sherrie of Arleta; 
stepchQdren Martin of Canton, Mich, 
and I.aurie of Maryland; sisters 
Eunice demons of Florida, Shirley 
Howard, Mictiigan, Audrey Jolliffe, of 
Michigan and Ruth Ann Rogers of 
Michigan. 

Winston was a carpenter for 48 
years and served with the U.S. Navy 
as a "Sea-Bee" during WW II. 

Born Dec. 28, 1926 in Ottawa, 
Canada, Winston Alfred Stevenson 
was 81. 

Interment at Riverside U.S. 
National Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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MACK 
HARVILLE 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, April 28 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, for 
Mack Harville of Weldon. Officiating 
was Pastor Robbie Robinson of the 
Weldon Baptist Church. Mr.Harvllle 
passed away April 24 in Modesto. 

He is survived by his daughters 
Maryetta of Tennessee, Brenda 
Brown of Tennessee, Darlene 
Flanders also of Tennessee; son 
Larry Harville, Tennessee, Dale 
Harville of Georgia; sister Ethel 
Hudnell of Weldon; 16 grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 

Born June 19, 1922 in Crossvllle, 
Tennessee, Mack Henry Harville was 
84. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

DOLORES L. 
PARKER 



A funeral service was conducted at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella on Thursday April 23 for 
Dolores L. Parker of Weldon. 
Officiating was Dr. James Patterson, 
Associate Pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield. 
Mrs. Parker passed away at home on 
April 20 after illness. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband, Thomas N. Parker, Sr. 
deceased November of 1988 and 
survived by her sons Tom, Jerry and 
Ed; and daughter Kay Donaldson and 
nine grandchildren. 

Born March 24, 1922 In Johnson 
City, Illinois, Dolores Loretta P*arker 
was 65. 

Cremated remains at the City 
Cemetery of Johnson City, Illinois. 



EARL E. 
LAMBERT 



A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, April 25 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Earl E. Lambert 
of l^ke Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Becbe, Pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church. Mr. 
Lambert passed away April 22 in 
Ridgecrest. 

He is survived by his wife of 15 
years, Gertrude "Trudy" Lambert of 
Lake Isabella; son Morgan Lambert 
of I^ke Isabella; daughter Grace 
Shanks of Escondido; sisters 
Elizabeth Cooper of California, 
Christine Nelley of El Sobrante; 
brother James Elmo Lambert of 
Santa Rosa; 17 grandchildren and 23 
great-grandchildren and three great- 
great grandchildren. 

Earl Lambert had been a resident 
of the Kern Valley since 1928. He was 
a realtor and a real estate developer 
and was responsible for much of the 
growth and development in the Lake 
Isabella community. 

Born June 27, 1890 in Ripon, 
Michigan, Earl Elmo Lambert was 
96. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



ELMO <AL' 
WYATT 

AI Wyatt of Wofford Heights passed 
away April 23 in Bakersfield. He is 
survived by his wife, TiUie of Wofford 
Heights. 

Al ws a WW II veteran of the U.S. 
Navy. 

Born Sept. 13, 1910 in Kentucky, 
Elmo Taft "Al" Wyatt was 77. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



SIMEON C. 
BARNES 

Simeon Chcsley Barnes of Kern ville 
passed away on April 27 in 
Bakersfield. A complete obituary will 
follow next week. 



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CHARLES L. GERRY 



Graveside servi 
Monday, April 2 
Ceme ter y in Lon 
L. Gerry of W o f 
formerly of Com 
away April 2 2 i 
of Santa Barbar 
illness . 
He is survived 
Gerry of Woffor 
Charles Gerry, 
son Reese Dovid 
daughters Jan P 
Paula Keller of 
brothers Bud Ge 
Massachusetts a 
Quincy ; sister 
Massachusetts a 
children . 
A Mass was said 
Gerry at the St 
church in Woffo 
Mr. Gerry was a 
Wof f ord Heights 
lived and worke 
Beach/Compton a 
1980, then reti 
plumber for ove 
in the Long Bea 
member of the S 
Pipe Trade Unio 
Army vet and se 
was a long time 
Exalted Ruler o 
Lodge . 

Born April 29, 
Massachusetts , 
69. 

Arrangements by 
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ces were held 

7 at the All Souls 

g Beach for Charles 

ford Heights , 

pton who passed 

n the Cottage Hospital 

a, following a brief 

by his wife, Wanda 

d Heights; son, 

of Boise, Idaho; step 

io of Cerritos; 

aul of Fresno and 

Boise, Idaho; 
rry of Quincy, 
nd Jim Gerry also of 
Madeline Matteson of 
nd eight grand 

in memory of Mr. 
. Jude's Catholic 
rd heights. 

resident of 

for seven years. He 
d in the Long 
rea from 1948 to 
red after working as a 
r 32 years. He worked 
ch area and was a 
outhern California 
n . He was a WW I I 
rved in Europe. He 

member and past 
f the Compton Elks 

1917 in Boston, 
Charles L. Gerry was 

James A . 



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CAROL B. 
HEFFNER 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, May 4 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Carol Heffner of Southlake. 
Officiating was Rev. James Lee, 
Pastor of the Valley Faith Center, 
Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Heffner passed away April 27, 
the victim of a motor vehicle accident 
on Highway 178 in the Kern River 
Canyon. 

She is survived by her husband of 
33 years, David L. Heffner of 
Southlake) son and daughter in law 
Mike and Velma Heffner of 
Southlake; son Russell Heffner of 
Southlake; daughter Julie 
Mohrhauser of Pt. Hueneme; 
granddaughters Christina 

Mohrhauser and Jacquelyn Heffner; 
one brother Cletus G erig of San Diego 
County; sisters Evelyn Klaus of 
Corona, Karen Schaeffer of 
Inglewood and sister Dolores residing 
in Ohio. 

Carol Heffner was a member of the 
Kern Valley Historical Society, past 
president of the Friends of the 
Library, a member of the Nature 
Conservancy, Kern Valley Wildlife 
Association and the Death Valley 
49ers. 

Born June 5, 1934 in Indiana, Carol 
Bernice Heffner was 62. Internment 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



CECELIA 
GRANT 



A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Saturday, May 2 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights for Cecelia Grant of 
Wofford Heights. 

Officiating was Rev. Monslgnor 
Anthony G. Herdegen, Pastor of the 
St Jude Parish Catholic Church. 

Mrs. Grant passed away April 30 at 
the Arvin Care Center, Arvin. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Julie C. Johnson of Irvine. 

Born May 4, 1912 in Honolulu, 
Hawaii. Cecelia Grant was 74. 



SIMEON C. 
BARNES 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, April 29 at the United 
Methodist Church of Kemville for 
Simeon C. Barnes of Kernville. 

Officiating was Pastor James S. 
McGhee. 

Mr. Barnes passed away April 27 at 
the Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Fiakersfield 

He is survived by his wife of 57 
years Oleta of Kernville; son and 
daughter u\ law Donald and Barbara 
of Bodfish, brothers Tom Barnes of 
Yucca Valley, Harold Barnes of 
Kernville and four grandsons. 

Simeon Barnes was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Army who served 
in Normandy, Central Europe, 
Northern France and the Rhlneland. 

He served on the Kern Valley 
Hospital Board, was a Past 
Commander of VFW Post 7665, was 
a Noble Grand of the Oddfellows 
Lodge, a charter member of the KRV 
Masonic Lodge, Past President of the 
Kernville Chamber of Commerce, 
was former operator of Kernville 
Hardware and Manager of Valley 
Manufactured Homes. 

Simeon Barnes had been a resident 
of the Kern River Valley for the past 
35 years. Born July 22, 1905 in Trout 
Kiver, Newfoundland, Canada, 
Simeon Chealey Barnes was 81. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



MARTHA V. 
WARBURTON 

Martha Warburton of 1-ake Lsabdla 
passed away May 1 in Bakersfield. 
i'uneral arrangements are pending. 

Contact Valley Mortuary for 
(urllier information. 



ETHEL L. 
PADLO 

A graveside service was conducted 
Monday, May 4 at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Ethel L. Pacflo of 
Kernville. Officiating was Rev. 
James McGhee, Pastor of Kernville 
United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Padlo passed away May 1 at 
home after Illness. 

She Is preceded In death by her 
husband Philip Padlo deceased 
January 1982 and survived by her son 
P. Craig Padlo of Garden Grove; 
daughter Ka thy Cabe of Seal Beach; 
sisters Ellen Koch of Tacoma, 
Washington and Dorothy Heckman « 
Cypress. 

Born Aug. 5, 1919 in Cairo, 
Nebraska, Ethel Louise Padlo was 67. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



LANITA G. 
KENT 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, May 5 at the old 
Kern River Valley Cemetery, 
Wofford Heights for Lanita Kent of 
Walker Basin. Officiating was Rev. 
Jerry Corbaley, pastor of the Mt. 
View Southern Baptist Church, Lake 
Isabella. Lanita passed away May 2 
at her residence after illness. 

She is preceded in death by her 
moCher Juanita Kent deceased Jan. 8, 
1984- and survived by her father 
Lawrence Kent and one cousin Bobby 
Jean Sugg of Kentucky. 

Born Dec. 6, 1942 in Mobile, 
Alabama, Lanita Gail Kent was 44. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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MARTHA V. 
WARBURTON 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
cemetery for Martha V. Warburton or 
Wort ord Heights. Officiating was Joel 
Astor of the Valley Mortuary staff. 
Mrs. Warburton passed away May 1 
at the Hilltop Convalescent Hospital, 
Bakersfield. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband, Cecil Warburton and 
survived by her daughter Ella Blaise 
of Wofford Heights; sister in law 
Maxlne Hughes of Lake Isabella; 
grandchildren Bonnie Mellenger of 
Van.Nuys, Cheryl Hicks of Phoenix. 
Arizona, Barbara Hydman of 
Burbank, Kenny Plaise of Wofford 
Heights; great grandchildren Cindy 
and Lisa Hydman and Mike 
McGlothlin; great-great grandson 
Daron McGlothlin. 

Born Sept. 28, 1893 in Morrell, 
Kansas, Martha Viola Warburton was 
83. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



EVELYN V. 
KIDDER 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, May 12 at the 
Kern' River Valley Cemetery, for 
Evelyn V, Kidder of Southlake. 
Officiating was brother Ralph Fugitte 
of the LDS ministry of the Kern River 
Valley. 

Mrs. Kidder passed away May 8 at 
home after illness. She is survived by 
her husband of 48 years, Duane F. 
Bucky Kidder of Southlake; daughter 
and son-in-law Janice and Ken Homer 
of Redondo Beach, son and daughter 
in law Robert and Vivian Kidder of 
Slmi Valley; daughter Joanne 
Bergstrom of Lake Isabella; 
grandchildren Karen and David 
Homer, Stacey Kidder and Ron 
Griffin. 

Bom May 21, 1922 in Suifield, Ohio, 
Evelyn Virginia Kidder was M. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



AVEN G. 
EDWARDS 

A memorial service was conducted 
Sunday May 10 at the Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church for 
Aven G. Edwards of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating was Rev. Paul 
McWilliams, Pastor. 

Mr. Edwards passed away May 8 at 
the San Joaquin Community Hospital 
in Bakersfleld. 

He Is survived by his wife of 39 
years, Gail of Mt. Mesa; daughters 
Saliie Edwards of Lancaster, 
Deborah Navarro, of St. Mary's, 
Idaho, Evelyn Shockey of 
Westminster; son Stephen Edwards 
of Sparks, Nevada; brothers Mack 
Edwards of Springvllle, Deloss 
Edwards of Mercer Island, 
Washington; sisters, Barbara 
Burgess of Springville, Elizabeth 
Seeley of Walnut Creek, 
grandchildren James and Annette 
Edwards of Sparta, Nevada, Joshua 
Alexander and David Navarro of Mt. 
Mesa. 

During the 1950's and 80's, Mr. 
Edwards worked as a meat cutter in 
a family business, The Edwards Bros. 
Market In Manhattan Beach, 
California. He has resided in the Kern 
Valley for the past six years. 

Born June 20, 1915 In Wilsona, Los 
Angeles County, California, Aven 
Gardner Edwards was 71. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
the Inglewood Park Cemetery, 
Inglewood. Cremation arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



RUTH H. 
TAGAMI 

A funeral service was conducted at 
the Memorial Chapel of the Green 
Hills Cemetery, San Pedro, California 
for Ruth H. Tagami of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating was Pastor Joe Malllnson 
of the Bakersfleld Central Seventh- 
Day Adventist Church. 

Mrs. Tagami passed away May 9 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 
She is survived by her husband of 41 
years, Shigeo of Mt. Mesa; daughter 
Aya Dinning of Rolling Hills, son 
Clark Okano of Long Beach, son Gray 
Tagami of Mt. Mesa; sister Agnes 
Kanow of Los Angeles; nephew 
Genichi Kanow of Alhamba and 
granddaughter Miki Dinning of 
Rolling Hills. 

Born Aug. 20, 1911 in Hiroshima, 
Japan, Ruth Hiroko Tagami was 78. 
Interment at the Green Hills 
Memorial Park cemetery, San Pedro. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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FRANCES W. MARRIAGE 

Frances Marriage of Weldon 
passed away May 20 at home after 
illness. 

She is survived by her husband of 
75 years, Ira of Weldon, daughters 
Lois Fetteroff of Weldon, Marilyn 
Keener of California; sisters 
Winnifred Berg and Florence Miller 
both of Kansas; one brother George 
Weaver of Oregon; 8 grandchildren 
and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Born July 6, 1893 in New Mexico, 
Frances Willard Marriage was 93. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



ESTELLE 
TAYLOR 

Eslclle Taylor of S'outhlake passed 
away May 13 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

She is survived by her son Norman 
of Southlakc ; one grandchild and four 
greatgrandchildren. 

Born Jan. 6, 1808 in Illinois, LJstclle 
Taylor v. as 89. 

Cremation arraiigemcnb; by Valley 
Morluaiy. 



CARLTON C. 
AYERS 

Carlton Clayton Ayers, 76 passed 
away May 13 in Northridge, 
California. 

A resident of Bodfish, Mr. Ayers is 
survived by his wife, Kitty; sons 
Leland of Burbank, Jack of Woodland 
Hills, Greg of Ben Lomond; 
daughters Nancy Brown of Sylmar, 
Diana Sutton of Wofford Heights 
Lorrie Lee of Reseda; brother Bob 
Hayes of Pasadena, Tommy Ayers of 
Burbank; 12 grandchildren and nine 
great grandchildren. 

A member of Sidewalk C.B. club 
and Mountain C.B. club, Mr. Ayers 
was known as Tumbleweed. He was 
a prize winning Jelly maker and avid 
fisherman. 

Graveside services were held 
Saturday, May 16 at Kernville 
cemetery. Valley Funeral Home, 
Burbank was in charge of 
arrangements'. 



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CARRIE 
WATKINS 

A funeral service will be conducted 
Thursday, June 11 in Nacadoches, 
Texas for Carrie Belle Watkins of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Watkins 
passed away June 6 at home In 
Wofford Heights. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Ruby Nell Lankford of Torrance; 
daughter Faye Morrow of Houston, 
Texas; son Henry Jay Watkins of 
Nacadoches, Texas; grandchildren 
Deborah Lankford of Wofford 
Heights; Steven Lankford of Redondo 
Beach and grandchildren in Texas. 
Carrie Is also survived by great' 
grandchildren Carrie Lankford and 
Danielle Lankford, both of Wofford 
Heights and great-grandchildren in 
Texas. 

During the depression era, Carrie 
Belle Watkins was widowed and 
raised three children in Texas while 
supporting her family as a farmer. 
She came to California in the 1960's 
and worked as a nurses aide in Culver 
City Hospital and helped to raise her 
great-grandchild Carrie. 

Born Jan. 6, 1902 in Nacadoches, 
Texas, Carrie Belle Watkins was 85. 

Interment at the Cold Springs 
Cemetery, Garrison, Texas. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary of 
Lake Isabella. 



PATRICIA 
WOODS 

Patricia Woods of Lake Isabella 
passed away May 22. She is survived 
by her husband Doyle of Lake 
Isabella; sons Terry, Melvin and 
David Herdliska; daughters Linda 
and Tracey Herdliska, all of North 
Hollywood; 11 grandchildren; brother 
William Carter of England and sister 
Maureen Walker of Scotland. 

Patricia Woods had been a resident 
of the Kern River Valley for the past 
five years. 

Born May 2, 1030 in England, 
Patricia Ann Woods was 57. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



FLOYD M. 
KEITH 

Floyd Michael Keith of Wofford 
Heights passed away at the 
Sepulveda Veterans Hospital on the 
May 23. 

He was known to his many friends 
as Stub and served his country in 
World War n in the 573rd Signal Corp. 
Airborn Division. 

He Is survived by his wife, Pearl of 
Wofford Heights; daughter Gloria 
Blessing of Mariposa; one grandson, 
Dennis of Mariposa; three brothers, 
Harry of Anrla, Raymond of 
Palmdale and Cadi of Orange City, 
Iowa and ma «Uier/ Qjal Qootflfl of 
Jefferson, Iowa. 

A memorial service was held at the 
Elks Lodge In Wofford Heights on 
May 30. 

Mr. Keith was bom at Marathon, 
Iowa on Sept. 21, 1922. He was 64 
years old. 

Private burial was held at the Los 
Angeles National Cemetery, Los 
Angeles. 



JOHN A. 
GANNON 

John A. Gannon, 44, Nyssa, died 
Saturday, May 23 in a Boise hospital 
of natural causes. Mass of Christian 
Burial was held at St. Bridget's with 
Father Michael Miles of St. Patrick's 
Catholic Church, Vale, Oregon. 

Mr. Gannon was bom Oct. IS, 1942 
at Bakersfield, where he was raised 
and graduated. He graduated from 
Bakersfield Jr. college and attended 
and graduated for Idaho State 
University with a degree In 
pharmacy. 

Survivors Include his wife, a son, 
Jon Gannon of Boise; two daughters, 
Julie and Janelle Gannon, both of 
Boise; his father, Harold Gannon of 
Bakersfield; his mother, Mildred 
Gibson of Kemville; brother Bill 
Gannon of Santa Rosa; and two 
sisters Dorothy Strecker of Bishop 
and Alice Kuehlthau of Omaha, Neb. 
A sister, Pauline Gannon died earlier. 



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SANDY 
FORSYTHE 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, June 3 at the Foursquare 
Church In Wofford Heights for Sandy 
Forsythe of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev. Jerry Ruff, pastor. Mrs. 
Forsythe passed away May 31 at 
home after illness. 

She is preceded in death by her 
mother Helen Marie Prultt deceased 
in 1971 and survived by her husband 
of 18 years, Robert Forsythe, Jr. of 
Lake Isabella, father George Prultt of 
Northern California, daughter 
Amanda, Brandy and Angle all of 
Lake Isabella; brothers Charles 
Pruitt of Lake Isabella, Robert Prultt 
of Bakersfield; Tony Prultt of 
Northern California; sister Nancy 
Ramirez of Lake Isabella; niece 
Sandy Ramirez of Lake Isabella; 
nephews Daniel and Christopher 
Ramirez of Lake Isabella. 

Born June 15, 1954 in Covina, 
California, Sandra Lea "Sandy" 
Forsysthe was 32. 

Interment at Kem River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



BEAUMELLE 
HOTHIAN 

Beaumelle Hothlan of Bodfish 
passed away May 24 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her friend 
Socorro Lem of Los Angeles. 

Beaumelle had been a designer of 
men's apparel during her working 
career. 

Born March 14, 1913 in California, 
Beaumelle Hothian was 74. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



FERNAND A. 
VACHON 



A memorial service was conducted 
Saturday, June 6 at the Eagles Lodge 
in Mt. Mesa for Fcrnand ''Fern" 
Vachon of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating were officers of Kern 
Valley Eagles Lodge Aerie 3156. 

Mr. Vachon passed away June 3 at 
the Sherman Oaks Community 
Hospital in Sherman Oaks. 

He is survived by his wife Arline of 
Wofford Heights; daughter Michelle 
of Sherman Oaks. 

Born Dec. 13, 192fl in Lewiston, 
Maine, Fern Vachon was 60. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



OPAL L. 
DRAKE 

Interment was held at the Kem 
Valley Cemetery for Opal L. Drake, 
who passed away May 22 at a hospital 
in Santa Cruz, following a short 
illness. 

She Is survived by her son Jerry 
Drake of Las Vegas; four daughters, 
Judith Drake of Aptos, Donna Drake 
of Aptos, Dian Drake of San Gabriel 
and Sharon Drake of La Selva Beach 
and one sister, Irene Clark of Terra 
Bella. 

Mrs. Drake was a member of the 
Women of the Northern Star and the 
Cosmetology Association. A native of 
Oregon, Opal L. Drake was 66. 

Arrangements by the Santa Cruz 
WatsonvUle cremation service. 



VI GOERGEN 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Wednesday, May 23 at the 
St. Jude Parish Catholic Church, 
Wofford Heights for Violet J. "Vi" 
Goergen of Wofford Heights. 
Celebrant of the mass and officiant at 
the Rosary recited Tuesday evening 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude Parish. 

Mrs. Goergen passed away May 22 
at the San Joaquin Community 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband of 
38 years Anthony Goergen of Wofford 
Heights; sisters Lillian Houchln of 
Wofford Heights, Frances Papp of 
Michigan; grandson Jeffrey Kober of 
Mt. Mesa; great grandson Corey 
Nabonne of Gardena. 

Vi Goergen was a member of the St. 
Jude Altar Society. Bom July 17, 1917 
in Denora, Pennsylvania, Violet Julie 
Goergen was 69. 

Interment at the Kem Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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MILDRED BADGLEY 

Mildred M. Badgley of Lake 

Isabella passed away June 9 at the 

Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband 

Dale of Lake Isabella; son Dick 

Walter of California and three 

grandchildren . 

Mildred Badgley had been a 

resident of the Kern Valley for the 

past ten years. 

Born Oct. 29, 1914 in Nokay Lake, 

Minnesota, Mildred Marie Badgley 

was 72 . 

Crema t ion 

Mortuary . 



arrangements by Valley 



HARVEY F. 
JONES 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday June IS at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel Lake Isabella for 
Harvey F. Jones of Bodfish. 
Officiating were officers of Kem 
River Valley Moose Lodge No 498 
Loyal Order of Moose and officers of 
KRV Elks Lodge No 2358 Benevolent 
Protectorate of Elks. Mr. Jones 
passed away June 13 at the Kem 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 
years Fern of Bodfish; sisters In law 
Betty Patton of Glendale, Margaret 
Wachultka of Iowa, Arlene Ferguson 
of Iowa. 

Harvey Jones was a member of the 
Elks, Moose and Eagles and was a 
resident of the Kern River Valley 
since 1962. During WWII Harvey 
Jones served with the U.S. Navy. 

Born Feb. 20, 1918 In Gregory 
Landing, Missouri, Harvey Franklin 
Jones was 69. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 
Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 



LYNN MARIE 
BAIZ 

A mass for the repose of the soul of 
Lynne Marie Balz was celebrated at 
the St. Jude Parish Catholic Church 
Wofford Heights on Thursday, June 
11. Celebrant of the mass was Rev. 
Monslgnor Anthony G. Herdegen, 
Pastor of St. Jude Parish. 

Mrs. Balz passed away at the Kem 
Valley Hospital on June 8. She is 
survived by her husband Basilio of 
Wofford Heights; daughters Annie 
Marie Kreidel of Las Vegas, Marie 
Chaves of Las Vegas, brother and 
sister in law Malcolm and Norma 
Knowles of Santa Cruz; sisters 
Emma of New Mexico and Nancy of 
Michigan; stepchildren Eileen Balz of 
El Monte, Raymond Balz of La 
Puente, David Balz of West Covina 
and Angell Balz of Tuscon, Arizona 
and 15 grandchildren. 

Bom April 15, 1937 In Muskegon, 
Michigan, Lynne Marie Balz was 50. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at the Kem River Valley 
Cemetery. 



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JOSEPH E. ANDERSON 

Joseph Anderson passed away 
Sunday , May 24 . 

Mr. Anderson was 76 years old and 
Born Oct. 14, 1910 in Valley Center, 
California one of 12 children. 
Survivors include his wife, 
Margaret; brothers, Arthur of 
Bakersfield, Robert of Desert Center; 
sister Edith Brown of Chico; three 
children, Arthur L. of Victorville, 
Steve J. of Fresno and Charlotte 
Linda Andrews of Clovis; four 
grandchildren; mother-in-law Serilda 
Thompson . 

Joseph Anderson was a member of 
the operating engineers for 46 years, 
retiring in 1971 and moved to Bodfish 
He was a active member of the Kern 
Valley Historical Society. 
Graveside services were conducted 
May 28 at Clovis Cemetery. 



FRANCIS SCHMID 



Francis Schmid of Southlake 
passed away June 13 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital in Mt. Mesa. He is 
survived by his wife of 49 years, 
Kathryn of Southlake; sisters Eileen 
Logsdon of Illinois, Algreda Randall 
of Illinois, nephew Robert Carlton of 
Southlake, niece Catherine Coutrer of 
Longview . 

Mr. Schmid was a member of the 
VFW and the Moose. During WWII he 
served with the U.S. Army in combat 
in Normandy, Nor t hern France the 
Ardennes and the Rhineland. 
Born April 28, 1915 in Peoria, 
Illinois, Frances Schmid was 72 years, 
of age . 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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CLIFF HEWITT 

Graveside services were held 
Tuesday, June 23 at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in Bakersfield for 
Cliff Hewitt who died June 19. 

Born Jan. 13, 1911, Mr. Hewitt has 
been a prominent citizen of the Kem 
Valley and Kern County for more 
than three decades, during which 
time he rendered distinguished ser- 
vice through active participation In 
civil affairs and his dedication to the 
highest standards of conduct in all his 
private and public activities. 

He is survived by his wife, Esther 
of Lake Isabella ; sons Clifford Jr. and 
Robert and his grandchildren Carla, 
Kelly, William, Chad and Shannon. 

During his life, Mr. Hewitt was 
recognized by many citizens and 
government for his contributions to 
daily lives. He was a member of Kern 
Valley Exchange Club, Elks and 
Moose for more than 40 years. His 
civic activities included meritorious 
services as a director of the Kern 
County Board of Trade (19701977) 
and he served as president in 1971-72. 
He continued to maintain his 
dedicated interest in the economic 
development of Kern County by 
providing valuable guidance to 
business, industry and government 
through his leadership in organizing 
a countywide Industrial Development 
Program, promoting development of 
the county's tourism and visitor 
industry out of the Business Outlook 
Conference. 

Among is many other activities, he 
organized the Kern Valley Exchange 
Club in 1959, served as district 
governor and state convention 
chairman for the National and State 
Exchange Clubs, served on the board 
of the Bakersfield Exchange Club, 
Kern River Valley Chamber of 
Commerce, Lake Isabella Chamber 
of Commerce, Kern River Valley 
Visitor's Council, and a trustee on the 
Kern Valley Hospital Foundation. 

During his life, he had been honored 
with "Outstanding Citizen" awards 
and honors by the Kern Valley 
Exchange Club, Kern River Valley 
Board of Realtors, Ridgecrest City 
Council and the Kernville Chamber of 
Commerce. 

In 1977, in recognition of his long 
and outstanding service and 
contributions to Kern County, the 
Board of Supervisors adopted a 
resolution honoring and recognizing 
Cliff Hewitt for his devotion. 



GLENN 0. 
MC CLATCHEY 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Friday, June 19 at the Kern 
Itiver Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights for Glen Mc Clatchey of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Hev. Jerry 
Corbaley, Pastor of Mt. View 
Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Mc 
Clatchey passed away June 15 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Sur deceased in August of 1988 and 
survived by his daughters Perrlne 
Hunsinger of Oregon, Pauline 
Douglas of Lake Isabella, Joanne Day 
of Simi Valley; son Glenn Mc 
Clatchey, Jr. of Oklahoma and 
daughter Jackie Pettit of Bellflower. 
Glenn has 14 grandchildren and 9 
great grandchildren. 
Bom Jan. 29, 1918 in Chanute, Neosho 
County, Kansas, Glenn Otto Mc 
Clatchey was 71. 



FLORENCE H. 
FRANKLIN 

Florence H. Franklin of Lake 
La bell a passed away June 21 In Santa 
Paula. 

Mrs. Franklin is preceded In death 
by husband John Franklin deceased 
in 1978 and survived by her son 
Kenneth of Ventura; daughter 
LaVeme Adames of Lake Isabella; 
four grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

Services are pending at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery. Contact 
Valley Mortuary for details. 



ROBERT L. 
HARRY 

At the request of the deceased, 
there will be no funeral services for 
Robert L. Harry of Bodfish, who died 
June 6, 1987. 

His ashes will be scattered at sea, 
near those of his beloved wife] 
Charlotte. 

He is survived by brothers, sisters 
and a granddaughter in Pennsylvania 
and two step-children, Mary Lou 
Smith of Texas and John French of 
Connecticut. 

In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests that donations be made to 
the Home Health Agency, Rt. 1, Box 
152, Lake Isabella, CA 93240. 



HERBERT H. 
HARTMAN 

Herbert Hartman of Southlake 
passed away June 18 at home. 

He Is survived by his wife of 42 
years, Marjorie of Lake Isabella ; son 
Stuart of Camariilo, son Dana of 
Arcadia; sister Helen Stowell of 
Nebraska; brother Frank of 
England; five grandchildren and five 
great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Hartman was a member of the 
Moose and resident of the Kem Valley 
for the past four years. 

Bom March 6, 1909 in South Dakota, 
Herbert Harold Hartman was 78. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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JOHNB. 
QUINN 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated at the St. Jude Parish 
Catholic Church for John B. Qulnn of 
Lake Isabella. Celebrant of the Mass 
was Rev. Monslgnor Anthony G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude Parish. 
A rosary was recited before mass and 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. Mr. 
Quinn passed away June 19 at home 
after illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 
years Ann S. Quinn of Lake Isabella; 
daughters Judith Rhodes of Fountain 
Valley, Sheila Aguilar of Paramount, 
Colleen Battistone of Downey; 
brother Richard Quinn of Prescott, 
Ontario, Canada and six 
grandchildren. 

John Quinn was a WWII veteran of 
the U.S. Army Air Force. He was a 
member of the St. Jude Parish 
Church and Charter Grand Knight of 
"Our Lady of the Lake" Council No. 
7927 of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. 
Qulnn was a 4th Degree Knight of the 
Bakersfleld Assembly, Knights of 
Columbus. 

Born Dec. 12, 1915 in Ogdensburg, 
New York, John Bernard Quinn was 
71. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery where a eulogy was read 
by the Knights of Columbus. Military 
honors were rendered by Kern Valley 
Veterans Council. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



DORIS WALLS 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, June 24 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Doris Walls of 
Weldon. Officiating was Rev. David 
Snow, Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Walls passed away June 22 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband of 
39 years, Benny of Weldon; daughters 
Karen Stolk of Lakewood, Kippi 
Winters of Palmdale, Cheryl 
Rosenquist of Corona; brother 
Francis Schlick of Long Beach and 
ten grandchildren. 

Mrs. Walls has been a resident of 
the Kern Valley for one year. 

Born July 2, 1930 in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, Doris Marie Walls was 
56. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary. 



JAMES BUTTS 

Private visitation was conducted at 
the Valley Mortuary Chaptel for 
James Butts of Onyx. Mr. Butts 
passed away June 12 in Canebrake 
the victim of a highway accident. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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J.M. SACKERSON 

J.M. "Mickey" Sackerson, 82 of Mt. 

Mesa formerly of Wakefield, 

Nebraska, died May 22 at Kern 

Medical Center in Bakersfield. 

Serviecs were held in Wakefield. 

The Rev. Joe Marek officiated. Burial 

was in the Wakefield cemetery. 

Mr. Sackerson was born May 31, 

1904 in Wakefield where he recieved 

his education. He owned and operated 

the Sackerson John Deere Implement 

Dealership from 1930 to 1950 in 

Wakefield. He married Frieda 

Bottger Aug. 20, 1940 in Wayne. He 

retired in 1951 and the couple moved 

to Hemet. They lived there for 27 

years, lived in Florida for seven years 

and returned to California four years 

ago . 

Survivors include his wife of Mt. 

Mesa; two brothers, Lloyd of 

Redlands and Clifford of Moab, Utah, 

and a sister, Ruth Crellin of San 

Fernando Valley. 



JOHN NEWELL 
ROBINSON 

Sci vices were held Wi-dnt.-id.iy al 
I >vughly-Calhouii-0"Mearu Mortuary 
for John Newell Robinson, K, who 
passed away June 2b in Bakersfield. 
Hcv. Don Slidlon of The First 
Christian Church officiated. 
Interment followed at the Keniville 
Cemetery with officers of Keniville 
Lodge V & AM officiating. 

Mr. Robinson was lorn in llavilah, 
and a member of the pioneer 
Robinson family who settled in the 
Kcrnvillc area around is;. 1 .!, lie was a 
retired counselor at Camp U wen and 
had v, orked on various ranches in the 
valley during his life. 

He was a charier member of the 
Indian Wells lxxlge No. C"J1 K & AM. 

Survivors include his wife, Lucille 
of Bakersfield, daughters Donna 
S'cobie of Cholamc, Beverly Manning 
of Weldon; sons, John Robinson of 
Mojave, Bill Robmson of Bakersfield, 
Torn Robinson of Caliente, Jerry 
filaney of Oklahoma City; sister, 
Lizzie Short of Kelt! email City; 
brother James Robuison of Santa 
Rasa; ten grandchildren and ten 
C.real gruudehildieii. 



HELEN M. 
CARPENTER 

A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, July 7 at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Helen M. Carpenter of 
Wofford Heights. Mrs. Carpenter 
passed away July 2 at home. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband, Chester '"Chel" Carpenter 
deceased March, 11)83 arid survived 
by her cousins William and Kathryn 
Kildcrs of Riverside. Helen had been 
a real estate broker most of her adult 
li re- 
born Apiil 1, 1913 in Gieen River, 
Wayne County, Iowa, Helen Margaret 
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PAUL LEWIS FEARS 

Paul L. Fears of Wofford Heights 
passed away July 3 at Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

He is survived by his wife, Eileen 
of Wofford Heights; stepson Robert 
Lintz and daughter in law Terry 
Lintz; sisters Helen McCracken of 
Salem, Indiana, Elelyn Fultz of 
Poughkeepsie , N.Y., Mary Hickman 
of Weatherfor, Texas, Janie 
Williams of Florida and three 
grandchildren . 

Paul Fears is also survived by his 
father Charles Fears of 
Poughkeepsie, New York. During 
WWII Paul served with the U.S. 
Navy and was retired from North 
American Aircraft. Mr. Fears has 
been a resident of the Kern Valley 
since 1968. Born March 13, 1913 in 
Paoli, Orange County, Indiana, Paul 
Lewis Fears was 74. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary, Interment of cremated 
remains at Kern River Cemetery. 



B. DONALD WILLIAMS 

Benjamin Donald Williams of 

Bodfish passed away July 4 at Kern 

Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 

years, Isabel Williams of Bodfish; son 

Donald L. Williams of Fountain 

Valley; daughter Joann H. Tripp of 

Torrance and six grandchildren. 

Mr. Williams had been a resident of 

the Kern Valley for 16 years. 

A memorial service for Mr. 

Williams will be held at the Highland 

Chapel United Methodist Church. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



BILL EYNON 

A funeral service was conducted 

July 8 at Valley Mortuary, Lake 
Isabella for Hill Kynon of Ml. Mesa. 
Officiating were officers of KRV 
Moose l^clgC, No. 4t«8. 

Mr. Kynon passed away July 4 in 
Bakcrsdcld. 

He is survived by his wife of 26 
years, Berlha of Ml. Mesa; son 
William, Jr of Oregon; daughter 
Ellen Hoyall of Ulah; sister Myrtle 
Hunt of Torrance, 8 grandchildren, 16 
greal grandchildren. 

William Kynon was a resident of 
IhcKern Valley for the past 17 years. 
He was rcliiod liom the U..S. l'oslal 
Service. A charlei member of the 
KKV Moose Ixxl^c, Mr, Kynon served 
as pasi District President of the 
Moose. 

born Dec. 24, 1907 in Lafayette, 
Colorado, William llayward "BUI" 
Kynon v\ as 79. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery, where gi aveside sei vices 
were conducted by Dennis llinckey, 
Bishop of the LDS church, Ml. Mesa. 
Arrangements by Valley Morluary. 



WILLIAM H. 
CORRELL 

William Howard Correll, 76 of 
Weldon, known to his C.B. friends as 
Old Bus Driver died June 26 at San 
Joaquin Hospital in Baxersfield. 

Mr. Correll is survived by his wife, 
Marjorie; son William, daughter in 
law Alicia; daughter Cindy and son in 
law, Jay Alexander and 
grandchildren Michael, Dawn, 
Wendy and Melinda. 



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LUCILLE M. STONE 

Lucille M. Stone of Southlake 
passed away June 29 at home after 
illness. She is survived by her 
husband of 53 years. Bill of Southlake, 
daughters Jackie Nelson and Jeannie 
Blake, both of California and four 
grandchildren . 

Mrs. Stone was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 17 years. 
A memorial service was conducted 
Thursday, July 2 at the Shepherd of 
the Hills Lutheran church. Officiating 
was Rev. Wyne Beebe, Pastor. 
Born Oct. 19, 1906 in Michigan 
Lucille Mildred Stone was 80. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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GLENN ROLLIN HALE 

A memorial service was held for 

Glenn Rollin Hale on Sunday, June 28 

at the Kern River Valley Elks Lodge 

in Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Hale died June 23 in a 

Bakersfield Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, 

Fredaire Hale of Wofford Heights; 

son John Hale of LaCrescenta; son 

James W. Germaine of Buena Parle; 

brother Marvin Hale, Dunsmuir; 

sister Armenda Doggett, North 

Hollywood; sister Audrey Erickson, 

Portland, Oregon; two grandchildren. 

Mr. Hale was a member of the 

Moose and Kern River Valley Elks 

Lodge No. 2358 and a six year resident 

of the Kern River Valley. 

Mr. Hale was born July 8, 1919 in 

Dunsmuir, California and was 67. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



RAMONA L. 
ANDERSON 

IUtmona L. Anderson of KcmvilJe 
passed away July 12 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. She is survived by her 
husband, John of Kurnville. 

Born Nov. 19, 1914 in Texas, 
Itamona Lucille Anderson v>as 72. 

Cremation an ujiuunenls by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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GRACE G. 
HENDRY 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Thursday, July 23 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Grace G. Hendry of 
Bodfish. Officiating will be Rev. Willis 
A. "Bill" Gibson, Associate Pastor of 
the Weldon Baptist Church. 

Mrs. Hendry passed away at a 
Bakersfield Hospital on July 19. 

She Is survived by her husband of 
57 years, Joseph E. Hendry of 
Bodfish; son Joseph E. Hendry, Jr. of 
Okland; daughter Betty E. Haney of 
La Habra; 7 grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren. 

Born Sept. 14, 1898 in Iola, Kansas, 
Grace Guinn Hendry was 88 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



L.A. "Tom" 
THOMAS 

Lemoine Arthur Tom Thomas of 
Larscn Tract passed a'Auy July 17 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital, M. Masa. A 
memorial service was conducted at 
the Eagles Lodge for Mr. Thomas on 
July 22. Officiating uere officers of 
Kern River Valley Eagles Lodge 
Aerie No. 3156. 

Mr. Thomas is survived by his 
sister, Arlene Gipe of Anchorage, 
Alaska, nieces Karen Wade and 
Sharcn March of Anchorage; nephew 
Phillip Carter of Los .Angeles. 

Born May 24, 1919 in Sheffield, 
Iowa, Lemoine Arthur Tom Thomas 
was C8. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remians at the All Souls Cemetery, 
Long Beach. 



VERNON L. 
BRUBAKER 

A funeral service was conducted 
Thursday, July 16 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel in Lake Isabella for Vemon L. 
Brubaker of Weldon. Officiating was 
Sid Ricard, Christian Scientist. Mr. 
Brubaker passed away July 13 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 38 
years Maril Lee of Weldon ; son David 
Brubaker of San Diego; daughter 
Annie Brubaker of Weldon; 
stepdaughter and son-in-law Vonda 
and Jack Kirkhuff of Great Falls, 
Montana; sister and brother in law 
Cele and Willis Yackee of Findley, 
Ohio, grandchildren, Jessica Ann 
Brubaker and Zane Kirkhuff. 

Vernon Brubaker was a master 
machinist and had taught machine 
operation at U.C. Irvine. During his 
career as a machinist he was involved 
with the designs of such diverse 
products as the first smoke alarm and 
the landing gear on the highly 
successful Space Shuttle Columbia. 

Born Aug. 10, 1914 in Henry County, 
Ohio, Vernon Lawrence Brubaker 
was 72. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



THOMAS F. 
COWELL 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, July 18 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Thomas F. Cowell of I,ake Isabella. 
Officiating were officers of KKV 
Moose Lodge No. 498 with eulogy by 
Don Cooley. 

Mr, Cowell passed away July 16 at 
the Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield. 
Tom Cowell is survived by his mother 
Naomi of Lompoc; wife Sally of Lake 
Isabella; son Chip of Bakersfield; son 
Lonnie of Lake Isabella; daughter 
Terry Hargrove of Sebastapol, CA; 
daughter Joy Hartz of Lake Isabella; 
brother Albert Cowell of Berry Creek, 
CA; brother Rodger Cowell of 
Templeton; sisters Glenda Harwell of 
Bakersfield, Shirley Greer of Lompoc 
and three grandchildren. 

Tom Cowell was a member of the 
Moose, Eagles and Elks and had beer 
a resident of the Kem Valley for the 
past 13 years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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NORA V. 
JOHNSON 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Wednesday, July 29 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery Wofford 

Heights for Nora V. Johnson of 
Wofford Heights. Officating was Rev. 
Eric Malamma, Associate Pastor of 
the First Baptist Church, Lake 
Isabella. 

Mrs. Johnson passed away July 27 
at Kem Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her son Willliam 
Wets of Wofford Heights, son Arthur 
James Weis of OJai ; daughter Louise 
Schmidt of Lake Isabella; one sister 
Ora of California; seven 
grandchildren and eight great- 
grandhcildren. Nora Johnson had 
been a registered nurse for 50 years 
in Bakersfield. 

Born Feb. 14, 1908 in Arkansas, 
Nora Vera Johnson was 79. Interment 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

LINA LEE 
ENGLISH 

At the request of the deceased, 
there will be no funeral service and 
cremation will be private in theMish 
Funeral Home and ashes of Lina Lee 
English will be inurned in the 
southland at a later date. 

Mrs. English was a native of Gor- 
man, Texas and had lived in Wofford 
Heights for a few years. 

She was secretary for over 20 years 
and was affiliated with the Thrifty 
Drug Store before her retirement. 

She is survived by her devoted hus- 
band Carl English of Wofford Heights, 
children Carl English, Jr. of Agoura, 
Michael English of Thousand Oaks 
and Pamela Keanu of Hawaii; 
brother Duward Burkett of Redding 
and 8 grandchildren and one great 
grandchild. 

Mrs. English was a member of 
Ladies of th&Elks in Wofford Heights. 



ELIZABETH 
RIDENOUR 

A graveside service was held July 
29 at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills for 
Elizabeth "Betty" L. Ridenour. Dr. 
Wm. Watkins of the First United 
Methodist Church of Burbank 
officiated. 

Mrs. Ridenour passed away July 27 
in Saugus. She was preceded in death 
by her husband Lyle in 1979. She is 
survived by her daughter Lylene L. 
Sheets of Aguora; son Kenneth L. 
Ridenour of Saugus; mother Althea 
"Kitty" Robinson of San Marcos; 
sister Emily Tatich of San Marcos; 
brothers Robert Pfaender of Utah and 
Max Pfaender of Georgia. Eight 
grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. 

Betty Ridenour was a retired R .N., 
volunteer member of the Ladies 
Auxiliary of the Kern Valley Hospital 
and member of the Grandmother's 
Club 99 of Lake Isabella. 

Born Oct. 23, 1914 in New Ulm, 
Minnesota, she was 72. 

A memorial service will be held at 
the First Baptist Church, Lake 
Isabella with Pastor David Snow 
officiating on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 3 
p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can 
be made to the church in Betty's 
memory. 



DORIS 
MALONEY 

Doris D. Maloney of Lake Isabella 
passed away July 26 at the San 
Joaquin Community Hospital, 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her mother Doris 
Helm of Philadelphia and one 
daughter. 

Born March 21, 1942 in 
Pennsylvania, Doris Deanne Maloney 
was 45. 

Cremation arrangements by Valely 
Mortuary. 



SHERMAN M. 
TAYLOR 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, July 31 in Decatur, Illinois for 
Sherman Taylor of Wofford Heights. 
Mr. Taylor passed away at home on 
July 26. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 
years Delia of Wofford Heights; sons 
Sherman Jr. of Decatur, Illinois, 
Richard of Colorado; daughters Elva 
Jean Rhine of Colorado, Margaret 
Siiemore of Parker, Arizona, Mary 
Lou Wilson of Fontana; 
grandchildren Eric Wilson of Idaho, 
Deletta Bamett of Fontana, Darla 
Gee of Idaho, Marvin Sizemore of 
Tokoyo, Japan, Ben Sizemore of 
Redondo Beach, Arline Reid of 
Torrance, Marilou Coffee of Tucson 
and nine great-granchildren; one 
brother Gerald Taylor of Illinois; two 
sisters Sarah Blankenship of Decatur 
and Gladys Bonan of Florida. 

Born Dec. 8, 1911 in Stonington, 
Illinois, Sherman Martel Taylor was 
75. Interment at the old Stonington 
Cemetery, Stonington, Illinois. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



AMY L. MOORE 

Amy Lyn Moore of Lake Isabella 
passed away July 31. 

She is survived by her husband 
Chris Moore; children Wendy, 
Belinda, Jeremy and Rocky; parents 
Mary and Bob Hoery; sisters and 
brothers, Carol Londen of Downey, 
Rocky Hoery of Denver, Colorado, 
Marlene Hoery of Colorado and Diana 
Overs of Denver, Colorado. 

Born Jan. 30, 1950 in Denver, 
Colorado, Amy Lyn Moore was 37 
years old. 

She moved to Lake Isabella in 1978. 



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FRANCES L. 
ROSE 

A funeral service was conducted 
Aug. 4 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
for Frances Rose of H'offord Heights. 
Officiating was Rev. James S. 
McGhec, Pastor of Kerr.ville United 
Methodist C'hruch, Kemville. Mrs. 
Rose passed away at Community 
Memorial Hospital, Ventura on July 
31. 

She is survived by her husband of 
54 years, Clarence of Wofford 
Heights; son and daughter in law 
David and Anita Rose of Porterville; 
son and daughter in law Gaylord and 
Marjorie Rose of Ventura; 
grandchildren Michael of Ventura 
and Laura of Ventura. 

Frances Rose was a member of the 
United Methodist Church Womens 
organization, American Legion 
Womens Auxiliary, Grandmothers 
Club 99 and Order of Golden Slipper. 
Donations to the American Cancer 
Society P.O. Box 435, Wofford Heights 
in memory of Frances Rose will be 
appreciated. 

Born June 15, 1912 in Calfornia, 
Frances Louise Rose was 75! 
Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. 



ARLINE Y. 
SHERMAN 

Arline Y. Sherman of Wofford 
Heights died July 23. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Don "Sarge" Sherman of Wofford 
Heights; sons Steve of Hollywood 
Rick of Mt. Mesa, Riley of 
Bakersfield and Sean of Wofford 
Heights; daughters Terrie Miller of 
Bakersfield and Tracie Van Netter of 
Ohio; her mother, Eva Simpson of 
Taft; sisters Pat Stedman of Arizona 
and Norma Upton of West Covina and 
grandchildren, Brent, Tim, Dustin, 
Arica, Heather and Brandy. 

Born November 12, 1934 in Taft 
California, AlUine Y. Sherman was 
53. 



DOROTHEA S. 
GUSTY 

A graveside memorial service was 
conducted Thursday, July 30 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for 
Dorothea S. Gusty of Lake Isabella. 
A eulogy was read by Dorothea 's son 
Clifford Pelton. 

Dorothea is survived by her sons 
Qifford of Puerto Rico and Bunford 
of Los Angeles and four grandsons. 
She is preceded in death by her 
husband Michael Gusty, deceased 
Nov. 4. 1983. 

Dorothea will be remembered by 
area residents as the lady who walked 
along Erskine Creek Road and Lake 
Isabella Blvd. for many years. 

Born July 13, 1898 in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania, Dorothea Samuels' 
Gusty was 89. 

Cremations arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



NEAL 'Bo' 
REEDER 

Services were held July 14 at the 
Williamson Funeral Home in 
Missouri for Neal 'Bo' Reeder, who 
died July 9 at St. Mary's Memorial 
Hospital, Roger's Arkansas, after a 
long illness. 

Mr. Reeder was former mill 
supervisor at Johnsondale in 1970. 

He was born Oct. 16, 1934 in 
Nowata, Oklahoma and was 52 at the 
time of his death. 

After Johnsondale, Mr. Reeder 
lived in Lousianna before moving to 
Selignman, Mu. He was a self- 
employed concrete pump contractor. 
He is survived by two sons, Wade 
Keeder of Lompoc, C'A; Marvin 
Reeder of Seligman, MO and one 
daughter Stephanie McPartlin of 
l/ompoc, one grand daughter, Randi, 



SAMUEL S. 
SHELTON 

A memorial service was conducted 
Wednesday, Aug. 5 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Samuel Sam Shelton of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating were officers of the KRV 
Veterans Council Group. Mr. Shelton 
passed away at home July 31. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Kathryn "Kitty" Shelton deceased in 
1985, children and grandchildren. 

Sam Shelton was a member of the 
American Legion KRV Post 711, DAV 
Chapter 54 and the KRV Veterans 
Council. He had served with the U.S 
Army during WWU and was also a 
member of the Eagles and Moose. 

Born April 5, 1909 in Fredonia 
Kansas, Samuel Spencer Shelton was 
78. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at the U.S. National 

Cemetery, Riverside. 



WAYNE ESMAY 
MUSE 

At the request of the deceased, no 
services will be held for Wayne 
Ksrnay Muse, 48, who passed away 
July 12 in Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Muse was boi n March 10, 1339 
in Bakersfield. He was a member of 
the Kern River Valley C.B.er's and 
known as Ciiinpy'. 

Survivors include his mother 
Kathryn Muse; sister, Dixie Kolhoff; 
brother, David Muse, all of 
Bakersfield, several nieces and 
nephews. 

Donations may be made to meals 
on wheels, Lake Isabella, c/o Kern 
River Valley C.B.er's. 

Arrangements by Greenlawn 
Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



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ONNI 
WILJAMAA 

Onni Wiljamaa of Bodfish passed 
away Aug. 8 at the U.S.V.A. Hospital, 
in Fresno after illness. 

He is survived by his friend Bud 
Mailing of Bodfish; step brothers 
Leonard Erkkila of El Cerrito and 
Moritz Erkkila of Fairfax, Virginia; 
cousin Martha Travis of Minot, So. 
Dakota. 

Onni served with the U.S. Army Air 
Force during WWH in Normandy, 
Northern France, the Ardennes and 
Khineland. 

After WWII, Onni worked as a 
casket maker for the San Fernando 
Casket Co. and several other casket 
makers In Southern California. 

Born July 15, 1913 in Cayuna, 
Minnesota, Onni Edward Wiljamaa 
was 74. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at U.S. National Cemetery, 
Riverside. 



DONALD 
PICKLER 

Donald Picker of Wofford Heights 
passed away Aug. 5 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

He Is survived by his daughter 
Victoria of San Diego. 

Born Feb. 17, 1913 in Des Moines, 
Iowa, Donald P. Picker was 74. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
the Inglewood Park Cemetery. 



JOSEPH . 
ANDERSON 

Joseph L. Anderson of Squirrel 
Valley passed away Aug. ^ at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

Mrs. Anderson was a member of 
the Lynwood Masonic Lodge. He had 
resided In the Kern River Valley for 
12 years. He was 76 years. 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy ; 
two daughters and four 
grandchildren. 

Graveside services were held at 
Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittler. 
California. 



EUGENE COLE 

Eugene Cole of Wofford Heights 
passed away Aug. 9 at Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife Dorothy 
Cole of Wofford Heights; sons Glen 
Cole of Wofford Heights, BUI Cole of 
Phoenix, Arizona, Jack Cole of 
Washington, Pat Cole of Bodfish, Don 
Cole of Santa Cruz, Mike Cole of 
Wofford Heights; daughters Melissa 
of Wyoming, Shirley also of 
Wyoming, 19 grandchildren and 2 
great-grandchilden. 

Bom Jan. 12, 1913 in Neptune, Ohio, 
Eugene Cole was 74 years. Interment 
of cremated remains at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Aug. 20, 1987 

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WILLIAM A. BAUR 

A memorial service will be 

conducted Saturaday Aug. 22 at 11 a.m 

graveside at the Kern River Valley 

Cemetery for William August Baur of 

Bodfish. Officiating will be Rev. 

Wayne Beebe, Pastor of the Sheperd 

of the Hills Lutheran Church. 

Mr. Baur passed away Aug. 13 at 

the Bakersfield Memorial Hospital 

Bakersfield . 

He is survived by his wife of 31 

years, Frieda of Bodfish; son Buzy of 

Illinois; daughter Geraldine of 

Illinois; daughter Jeanette Fisher of 

Torrance; daughter Beverly Colson 

also of Torrance; fourteen 

grandchildren and ten great 

grandchildren . 

William Baur was a charter 

member of the Moose Lodge No. 498 

of Lake Isabella. 

Born July 1, 1903 in Chicago, Cook 

County, Illinois, William A. Baur was 

84 years of age. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



MARION L. 
THOMAS 

Marion L. Thomas of Lake Isabella 
passed away August 6 at home. 

Mr. Thomas was a retired railroad 
worker. 

A memorial service was conducted 
for Marion Thomas graveside at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights on Tuesday, Aug. 18. 
Officiating was Joel Astor, of Valley 
Mortuary. 

Born March 26, 1911 in Sawyer, 
Kansas Marion L. Thomas was 76. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

DANNY E. COPE 

Danny Edward Cope of Kemville 
passed away August 14 In 
Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his parents Otto 
and Dorothy Cope of Lake Isabella; 
son James of Arizona; son Robert of 
Arizona; son Delton of Washington 
and daughter Jadyra of Washington. 

Danny Edward Cope had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley for the 
past six years. 

Born Oct. 24, 1946, in Douglas, 
Arizona, Danny Cope was 40 years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Aug. 27, 1987 

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Renfro "Johnny" 
P. Stine 



Funeral services will be held 
Thursday, August 27 al 11 a.m. at 
Ilillcrcst Mortuary Chapel, 
Bakersfield for Renfro P. "Johnny" 
Stine, 88, who passed away August 23 
in Bakersfield. 

Reverend Ron Cunningham will 
officiate. Internment will be private. 

Johnny was born November 11, 1898 
in Oklahoma and came to Coalinga at 
the age of seven, where he was raised. 
He worked In oil fields of California, 
Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada and 
Wyoming. 

In 1921, he married Alice E. 
Garwood (who preceded him in death 
in 1969). He moved to Havilah in 1929 
when he purchased the old Charlie 
Brown place and bought the Fugitt 
Ranch in Lake Isabella in 1941. He 
moved to KernvUle and remained 
there until three years ago, when he 
moved to Bakersfield. 

Johnny was a member of the 
Oddfellows and Rebekahs lodges. 

He is survived by son Deryl and 
wife Crescence of Lamont; grandson 
Jeff and Darrin of Denver, Colorado; 
daughter in law, Enid Stine of 
Bakersfield, longtime friend Grace 
Cooper; sisters in law Clarisse 
Fulkerson of Caiimesa, Hazel Smith 
and Naomi Stine of Long Beach; 
numerous nieces and nephews and 
grand nieces and grand nephews. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest 
Mortuary. 



Ted Economy 

A memorial service will be held 
Saturday, August 29 at 1 p.m. at the 
Kernville United Methodist Church 
for Ted Economy, who passed away 
suddenly on Saturday, August 22 In 
his home. 

He was a resident of Wofford 
Heights for four years. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty of 
Wofford Heights; son Darryl Stewart, 
daughter Donna Fielder and five 
grandchildren, Julie, Christi, Chonce, 
Demctri and Chelsea. 

Ted worked for the Products 
Research Chemical Corporation for 
the last 15 years, before retirement, 



PAUL CURRENS 
JONES 

Paul Curious Jones of Lake 
Isabella died August 29 in Ridgecrest. 

lie is survived by his wife of 23 
years, Sallie Jones of lxike Isabella, 
lie is also survived by a sister 
Marianna Hiker of Maryland. 

Mr. Jones was born in Thurmont, 
Maryland on December 21, 1908. He 
was 7'Jyears old and a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 12 years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Thursday 

Sept. 10, 1987 

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Wofford Heights boy 
drowns in Isabella lake 



By Kathe Spradlin 
SUN Editor 

A ten-year old Wofford Heights boy 
drowned In Isabella lake this week, 
the first lake drowning In several 
years. 

Joseph Steelman was fishing with 
a friend Sunday afternoon at Free-ar 
Point in Wofford Heights. Around 4:30 
p.m. the boys started to leave. When 
Steelman stepped off a rock, he 
slipped Into the water and was not 
seen again. 

Isabella Lake Patrol was notified 
Sunday evening of the missing boy. A 
search was Initiated Monday morning 



by Kern Valley Search and Rescue 
members, who searched the shalJow 
lake waters where the boy was last 
seen. Divers from Bakersfield Search 
and Rescue joined in the search. 

At 2:30 p.m., Steelman's body was 
located by divers approximately 200 
feet from shore, in about four feet of 
water. 

Funds are being sought from 
community residents to help the 
family pay for funeral arrangements 
for the youth. Donations may be taken 
to Korky's Korner Kafe in Wofford 
Heights or any branch office of Santa 
Barbara Savings. 



TRACY ALLEN 
GRIFFITH 

Rosary was held last Wednesday, 
Sept. 2 at Hillcrest Chapel with 
Father Jean-Michael Lastiri of St. 
Phillip Apostle Church officiating. 
Funeral services were held Thursday 
at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel for 
Tracy Allen Griffith, 19, who passed 
away at U.C.L.A. Medical Center in 
Los Angeles on August 31. 

Tracy was born in Hawthorne, and 
resided in Mt. Mesa for the last 13 
years. He was a graduate of Kem 
Valley High School, class of 1986. He 
was an avid skate board lover; also 
had a deep interest in music and 
character drawings. 

He is survived by his parents, Jim 
and Twila Griffith of Mt. Mesa; 
sisters, Dena and Tricia Griffith of 
Mt. Mesa; maternal grandmother, 
Lmnu/rencia Pfannenstiel of Great 
Bend, Kansas; paternal 

grandmother, Beatrice Gable of Rye, 
Colorado. 

Li Uau ai floweta. donations can be 
made to the Tracy GriWth fund at the 
Naval Weapons Center, F.C.U., Lake 
Isabella or the Crippled Childrens 
Society, till) Forrest Sir., Bakersfield 
93304. 

Arrangements by Hillcrest 
Mortuary Funeral Directors. 



ISABEL C. 
KEARNEY 

^ Services were held August 25 at the 
San Fernando Valley Mission for 
Isabel C Kearney of Bodfish who 
passed away August 22 in Van Nuys. 

Isabel was born March 3, 1907 in 
Chicago, Illinois. 

She is survived by her husband, 
William of Bodfish, daughters 
Patricia Kadis, of Van Nuys and 
Peggy Wood of Boise, Idaho; 10 
grandchildren and 17 great- 
grandchildren. 

Isabel retired as a supervisor with 
the Automobile Club in 1972. She has 
been a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 20 years. She was a member 
of the Ladies of the Elks and a past 
president and the Grandmothers 
Club. 






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GRACE JANE OWER 

A funeral service was held Friday, 
Sept. 11 at the First Baptist Church in 
Lake Isabella for Grace Jane Ower, 
Officiating was Dr. J.L. Collins of the 
Kernville First Baptist Church, with 
interment following at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

Grace Jane Ower was born Feb. 10, 
1907 in Indiana and died Sept. 4 in 
Mt. Mesa as the result of a tragic auto 
accident. Grace was 80 years old. 
She is survived by her husband of 
12 years. Paul Ower of Wofford 
Height; son Charles Smith of 
Ridgecrest, Jimmie Smith of 
Ridgecrest, dauthter Mary Drinkard 
of Brea, Hallie Arevalo of Ridgecrest; 
21 grandchildren and 20 great- 
grandchildren. She was a 20 year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 



CHARLES H. 
LEONARD 

A funeral service was held Sept. 8 
at the Masonic Lodge in Kernville for 
Charles Henry Leonard of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating were officers of 
the Free Accepted Masons Lodge. 
827, Kem Valley with interment 
following at the Kern Valley 
cemetery. 

Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife 
of 38 years, Norma Leonard of Lake 
Isabella; son David Leonard of 
Bakersfield; daughter Debby 
Leonard of Lake Isabella; brother 
Leslie Leonard of South Carolina; 
sister Sue Pol ley of Ridgecrest; sister 
Loren Smith of South Carolina; 3 
grandchildren. 

Charles Henry Leonard was born 
Oct. 2, 1919 in Lnid Oklahoma and 
died Sept. 4 in Arvin at the age of 67. 
He was a Master Mason, a Shriner 
and member of the Scottish Rite and 
an eight year resident of the Kern 
Valley. 



LAURENCE A. READ 

A funeral service was held 
Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella 
with interment following at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery for Laurence 
Allen Read. Officiating was his son- 
in-law Mr. Kenneth Bushling, Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 
Mr. Read is survived by his wife of 
49 years Ethel Read of Lake Isabella; 
daughter Linda Bushling of Lake 
Isabella; sisters Evelyn Ward of 
Washington, Aline Read of 
California; four grandchildren. 
Mr. Read was born June 9, 1918 in 
Oklahoma and died Sept. 9 in 
Bakersfield. He was 69 years old and 
an eight year resident of the Kern 
Valley. 



PHILLIP 
UNGERBILLER 

Services were held Sept. 2 at the 
Church of Our Heritage in Covina for 
Phillip Ungerbiller who passed away 
August 30 in Arcadia. 

Mr. UnderbiUer wab born March 20, 
1912 in Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He 
was 75. 

He was a member of the Good Sam 
Club and lived in Wofford Heights 
since his retirement in 1976. 

He is survived by his u ife, June and 
three sons, Robert. James and Jerry. 
He was the proud grandfather of eight 
grandchildren and tuo great 
grandchildren. He is also survived by 
three sisters, Katie, Liz and Amy who 
reside in L'ait Germany. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife 
June, family and friends. 



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1987 



FRED VAN MULLIGEN 

A private memorial service was 
held for Fred Van Mulligen of 
Kernville. Mr. Van" Mulligen was born 
Feb. 7, 1927 in California and died 
Sept. 12 in Mt. Mesa at the age of 60 
He is survived by his wife of 36 
years. Dorothy Van Mulligen of 
Kernville; daughter Lorrie Kelso of 
Long Beach, Sandra Karlovich of 
Lakewood, Druanne Pallotta of Long 
Beach, Maria Franks of Lakewood ; 
cousin Fred Spann of Kernville; 9 
grandchildren . 

Mr. Van Mulligen was a three year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mor tuar v . 



LAURENCE THERMAN LEGG 

A private memorial service was 

held for Laurence Therman Legg who 

died at his residence Sept. 5 in Lake 

Isabella. Mr. Legg was born in 

Missouri on Jan. 5, 19 24 and was 63 

years old. 

He is survived by his wife of 37 

years, Mary Legg of Lake Isabella; 

daughters Debra Bryant of 

Bakersfield, Karen Dee Legg of 

Monterey, Randi Legg of Vevada 

City; sister Thelma Young of Lake 

Isabella; mother Leona Sharp of 

Bakersfield and 3 grandchildren. 

He was a member of the Moose and 

a two-year resident of the Kern 

Valley. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mor tuar y . 



MARGARET A. 
REEVES 

A graveside service was held 
Thursday, Sept. 3 for Margaret Ann 
Reeves ul Green Hills Memorial park 
in San Pedro. Officiating was Dr. 
Malcolm R. Lovell, First 
Presbyterian Church, San Pedro. 

Margaret Ann Peeves was born in 
Tennessee on Nov. 13, 1919 and died 
in Mt. Mesa on Aug. 31 at the age of 

G7. 

She is survived by her husband of 
24 years Handle Reevei of Weldon, 
son James Zack of Hawthorne, 
daughter Sherry Roan of Lake 
Isabella, brother Herbert Douglas of 
Torrence. She and her husband lived 
in the Kern Valley for the past year. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

ELMER EARL 
INGRAM 

A funeral service w as held Friday, 
Sept. 4 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel 
in Lake Isabella with interment 
following at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Elmer Earl Ingram of 
Wofford Heights. 

Officiating were the officers of the 
Free and Accepted Masons Lodge No. 
&27 Kern River Valley. 

Elmer Earl Ingram is survived by 
his wife of 62 years, Marie Ingram of 
Wofford Heights; brother and sister- 
in-law Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Wray of 
Montcbcllo. 

Elmer was bom April 13, 1896 in 
DesArc Arkansas and died Aug. 31 at 
the age of 91. lie was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for over 30 years. 



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Thursday 

Sept. 2 4, 1987 

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BEATRICE HALE 

A funeral service was conducted 
Sept. 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter day Saints, Mt. Mesa for 
Beatrice Hale of Bodfish. Officiating 
was Bishop Dennis Hinkey, Mrs. Hale 
passed away Sept. 14 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. She is preceeded in 
death by her son Donald Ray Hale 
deceased in 1972. 

She is survived by her husband of 
53 years, Louis Hale of Bodfish; son 
Richard L. Hale of Santa Cruz; 
daughter Shelley Dali of Marino 
Valley; grandchildren Richard Hale 
of Berkeley, Geoffrey Hale of Los 
Angeles, Patricia Hale residing in 
Montpelier, France, Kristine and 
Amanda Dali and Jonathan and 
Daniel Dali, all of Marino Valley. 
Andrew Hale of Lomita, Julie Roberts 
of Grass Valley, Lori Johnson of 
Torrance and three great- 
grandchildren . 
Born March 25, 1914 
Alberta Canada with 
Bernico, Beatrice R 
years . 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



in Raymond, 
Twin Sister 
Hale was 73 



FLOYD MASON 
INGRAM 

A funeral service was conducted 
Sept. 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ 
of Latter bay Saints foi Floyd M. 
Ingram of l-ake Isabella. Officiating 
was bishop Dennis llmkcy. Mr. 
Ingram passed away Sept. 18 at 
Mercy Hospital in liakcrsficld. 

Mr. Ingram is survived by his wife 
of 42 years, Alice of Uke Isabella; 
sister Laura Curtis of Sumner, 
Washington, daughters, Rente 
Ingram of Idaho Fall\klaho, Yvonne 
ilaydcii of Gillette, Wyoming, Cheryl 
Ingram of Uakersfield; 
granddaughter Theresa Izzard of 
Laramie, Wyoming, grandson 
Marshall Ilannum of Laramie, 
Wyoming; great grandsons, Joel 
West, J.J. Ilannum and Joshua 
Izzard. 

During WWI Floyd Ingram served 
with the U.S. Army and was stationed 
in Paris, France as Quartermaster 
Courier responsible for the 
transportation and delivery of army 
payroll 

Mr. Ingram was a member of the 
LDS church and U.S. Veterans of WW 
I, the KHV Veterans Council and 
VI'W. Dorn Nov. 1, 1899 in Belfry. 
Montana, Floyd Mason Ingram was 
87. 

Interment at the Green Hills 
Memorial Park Cemetery, San 
Pedro. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Sept. 24, 1987 

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HARRY WEISER 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery Wofford Heights for Harry 
Weiser of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
were officers of KRV Elks Lodge 2358 
BPOE of which Mr. Weiser was a 
member . 

Mr. Weiser passed away Sept. 16 at 
the San Joaquin Community Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife of 4 9 
years Florence of Lake Isabella; 
brothers Sam Weiser of Arizona, Bill 
Weiser of Arizona; sister Ann Garber 
of Minnesota. 

Harry Weiser was a member of the 
Elks and M oose and a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past ten 
years. . 



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45 



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TED SETTLEMIRE 



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Thursday 

Oct . 1 , " 1987 



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H.C. "HACK" CRUME 

Haskell Celeus "Hack" Grume 

passed away Sept 20 at Kern Valley 

Hospital . 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 

Iloe and survived by his sister 

Mardell Stewart of Anchorage, 

Alaska . 

Hach was a resident of Kernville. 

He constructed his own home which 

was one of the first houses along 

Burlando Road. 

Born July 1 , 1922 in Texas, Haskell 

Celeus "Hack" Crume was 65. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



CHARLOTTE E. WILLYARD 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at Kern Valley cemetery 
for Charlotte Ellen Willyard of Onyx. 
Officiating was Rev. John Carpenter, 
pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, 
Lake Isabella. Mrs. Willyard passed 
away Sept. 27 at Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

She is survived by her father, Alvin 
Gipson and by her husband of 34 
years, Charles of Onyx; son Charles 
of Ft. Irwin, CA, son David of Onyx; 
daughter Diama Lee Kent of Alaska; 
brothers Larry Gipson of California, 
Don Gipson of California, 2 
grandchildren . 

Mrs. Willyard had been a resident 
of the Kern Valley for the past three 
years . 

Born July 14, 1936 in Oklahoma, 
Charlotte Ellen Willyard was 51. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



E.S. 'Buck' 
CORNETTE 

A memorial service was conducted 
Saturday, Sept, 2b at the St. Peter's 
Episcopal Church, Kernville for 
Eldon S. "Buck" Cornette of Larsen 
Tract. Officiating was Father David 
Graham, Pastor of St. Peter's 
Church. Mr. Comette passed away 
Sept. 22 at Mercy Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Charlotte of Larsen Tract, son 
Stanley of Julian, California; 
daughter Lacey of Lake Isabella, 
stepson Charles William Ruspini of 
Chorpus Christi, Texas; nine 
grandchildren and seven great- 
grandchildren; one nephew, Frank 
Delier of Oregon. 

Buck Cornette was a mason and 
was retired from NWC China Lake. 

Born Dec. 3, 1912 in Kansas, Eldon 
Spencer '"Buck" Cornete was 74. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

BILL DUNCAN 
HOWARD 

Graveside funeral services will be 
held Thursday at 10 a.m. at 
Green! awn Cemetery for Miles (Bill) 
Duncan Howard, 84, who died Sept. 21 
in a Bakersfield hospital after 
extended illness. Rev. John F. May of 
Canyon Community Church will 
officiate. 

Bill was a native of Fall Branch, 
Tennessee and has lived here since 
1926. He was a member of the Eagles 
Aerie No. 93, the Lake Isabella C.B. 
Club. He had worked in the Kem 
oilfields from 1926 to 1962 and retired. 
He then opened his own business, the 
Idle Wheels Trailer park in Oildale 
and had been self-employed for the 
past ten years. In the late 1930's, he 
played on a Softball championship 
team for Texaco. 

He is the father of the late Peggy 
Anderson and BiUy Howard. He Is 
survived by his beloved wife of 66 
years in December, Mary C. Howard; 
four children, Haskell and Don 
Howard, both of Bakersfield, Paul 
Howard of Long Beach and Jewell 
Duetsch of Bakersfield; 11 
grandchildren and 21 great 
grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Mish Funeral 
Home, Oildale. 



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RALPH E. KELLEY 

Cryptside funera 
held Wednesday a 
Greenlawn, South 
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Isabella who die 
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MARY LANE 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Mary Ellen 
Lane, 75, of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev. James Lee, Pastor of the 
Valley Faith Center, Lake Isabella. 
Mrs. Lane passed away Sept. 24 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Joe Lane, deceased in 1978. 
Mary is survived by her daughter Pat 
Smith of Redondo Beach; son Carl 
Lane of Like Isabella; grandchildren 
Dana and wife Jane, Gary and wife 
Julie, Carol and husband Rod, Gail 
and husband Larry, sister Alice 
Ilollingshead and stepmother Helen 
Flack and 8 great-grandchildren. 

In 1966, Mary and Joe Lane started 
Lane's tool rental, R.V. and boat 
storage in Lake Isabella. They wrote 
and published the newspaper, the 
Lamplighter until Joe's death in 1978. 
Mary continued the boat and storage 
business with her son, Carl. 

Mary made many friends in the 
valley and will be missed by those 
who knew her. Interment at Kern 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



C.L. 'Brownie' 
MORRIS 

Charles L. Brownie Morns passed 
away Sept. 24 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived by his wife of 39 
years, Lulu of Lake Isabella; sons 
Robert of Nebraska, Gene of Kansas, 
six grandchildren and 12 great- 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Morris was a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for 24 years, a 
member of the Moose, 55-Plus Gub 
and the Lake Isabella-Bodfish 
Property Owners Association. 

Born Dec. 8, 1898 in Nebraska, 
Charles Louis "Brownie" Morris was 
88. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary*. 



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PATRICK O'BRIEN 

Patrick O'Brien of Bodfish passed 
away Sept. 28 in Bakersfield. He is 
prededed in death by his wife Thelma 
deceased in 1984 and survived by his 
niece, Debora Dockery of Bodfish, 
niece Mickey Tindell of Bodfish. 
nephew David Dockery of Bodfish. 
niece Mary Miller of Bodfish, niece 
Cindi Davis of Bakersfield, niece 
Jerrie Hopper of Bodfish and 
nephew Steve Davis of Bodfish. 
Patrick O'Brien was retired from 
the McDonald Douglas Corp. where 
he worked in the missies and space 
systems division. He was a member 
of the Moose. Born Feb 27, 1904 in 
Colorado, Patrick Lawrence 
Christopher O'Brien was 83. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



ARTHUR W. 
OLSEN 

Services were held in Spring 
Valley, California for Arthur William 
Olsen of Las Vegas, who died Sept. 28 
In Las Vegas. 

Mr. Olsen is survived by his wife, 
Donna Joan Olsen of Spring Valley; 
sons Eric Olsen of Germany, Steve 
Olsen of Grover City, Neil Olsen of 
New Mexico and Brian Wagner of 
Spring Valley; daughter Becky 
Cunningham of G rover City ; mother 
Agnes McVay of Rock Island, Illinois, 
brother Don Guam of Illinois; sisters 
Pat McManess, Taylor Ridge, 
Illinois, Brenda Ewers, of Flagstaff, 
Arizona and Signa Olsen of Florida 
and aunt, llachcl Olsen of Wofford 
Heights. 

Born August 29, 1936, Arthur William 
Olsen uus 51. 



EVELYN M. WARRICK 



Evelyn M. Warrick of Bodfish 

passed away Oct. 1 at the Kern Valley 

Hospital Mt. Mesa. A funeral service 

for Mrs. Warrick was conducted in 

Polk, Nebraska. 

She is survived by her son, Gordon 

of Bodfish. 

Born Jan. 2, 1908 in Benedict, 

Nebraska, Evelyn Mary Warrick was 

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WILLIAM E. HESS 

William E. Hess of Wofford Heights 
passed away Sept. 27 at Kern Valley 
Hospital, M t . Mesa . 
He is survived by his wife of 48 
years, Mildred of Wofford Heights; 
son Steven A. Hess of Wofford 
Heights . 

William Hess was retired from the 
L.A. County Sheriff's department 
after 30 years. He had been a 
detective sergeant for more than 20 
years and had served at the Lennox 
Sheriff's station in los Angeles. 
Born Dec. 17, 1916 in Norborne, 
Missouri, William Edgar Hess was 70 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



LEWIS BRUNO 

Services will be held Friday, 
October 9 at 10 a.m. at Valley 
Mortuary Chapel. Lake Isabella for 
Lewis Bruno, 54, of Lake Isabella who 
died October 5 at Kern Valley 
Hospital, in Mt. Mesa. 



GORDON R. 
MC ELFRESH 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Kcrnville 
United Methodist Church for Gordon 
Ray McElfresh of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was Rev. Oren Ice, former 
interim pastor of the Church of the 
Nazarene, Lake Isabella. Mr. 
McElfresh passed auay Oct. 1 at 
home after illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 33 
years Jo Ann of Wofford Heights; 
parents Harry and Vcsla McElfresh 
of Uodfisli, daughter Pam Slieler and 
husband Mark of Wofford Heights; 
daughter Sue Exhne and husband 
John of Fresno, son Craig and wife 
Michelle of Bakersfield; two 
grandchildren Slacey McElfresh of 
Bakersfield and Sandra StieJer of 
Wofford Heights. 

Gordon McElfresh w as a U.S. Navy 
Veteran. During the Korean Conflict, 
he served with the Pacific Fleet 
aboard the cruiser Los Angeles. He 
was a member of the Kern Valley 
Board of Realtors and was associated 
with Wofford Heights Realty. Mr. and 
Mrs. McElfresh have been residents 
of the Kern Valley for the past 18 
years. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Memorial donations may be made 
in memory of Gordon R McElfresh 
to the Cancer Foundation of Santa 
Barbara, 300 W. Pueblo St., Santa 
Barbara, CA 93105. 



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HODGIE L. MOORE 

Services were held Friday, Oct. 9 at 

Valley Mortuary, Lake Isabella lor 

Hodgie Moore, who died at home 

Wednesday, Oct. 7. He was 66 vears 

old. 

Burial will be at All 

in Long Beach . 

Hodgie is survived by 

years, Ursula; four daughters, one 

son; five grandchildren; two brothers 

and four sisters. 

Hodgie was born in Texas and 

raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a 

World War II veteran with Naval Air 

service in the South Pacific. After the 

war, he spent many years as a heavy 

duty rigger, including work on the 

Polaris Missile Project and the 

SEALAB II Navy project. 

Hodgie was a resident of Lake 
Isabella for over 16 years. He and his 
wife, Ursula were previous owners of 
the Lake Isabella Motel. For many 
years, he was an avid golfer and 
fisherman . 

Hodgie was a charter member of 
the Kern Valley Exchange Club and 
was a past-president. He was an 
active and enthusiastic worker on the 
club's programs, particularly in the 
prevention of child abuse, 
Neighborhood Watch and Vial of Life. 
In lieu of flowers, Hodgie suggested 
the family request donations to the 
Kern Valley EXchange Club, Hodgie 
Moore scholarship progran. P.O. 
Box 508, Lake Isabella, CA. 93240 



DOYLE L. 
BRAWLEY 

A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, Oct. 13 al the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Doyle Lee Brawley, 64 of Onyx. 

Officiating uas Dr. Jerry Corbaley. 
pastor of Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church. Mr. Brawley passed away 
Oct. 9 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 35 
years, Dolores of Onyx; sons Gary of 
Laktwood; Rick of Lake Isabella, 
Doyle of Cerritos, Oscar of Downey; 
brothers Bobby Joe Brawley of 
Arkansas, Admiral Brawley of 
1-akewood, Leon Brawley of Buena 
Park, sisters Zelnia Oallegley of 
Buena Park, Velma Dickerson of 
Arkansas, Fredis Lawrence of 
Hawaiian Gardens, Tredis Allen of 
Buena Park; four grandchildren and 
seven great grandchildren. Doyle was 
a member of the Eagles and VTW. He 
was a WW 11 veteran of the Army Air 
Corps Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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RAYMOND D. MANCZAREK 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Monday Oct. 12 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights for Raymond Manczarek of 
Wofford Heights, Celebrant of the 
mass was Fr. Robert Kirkpatrick, 
visiting Pastor of the St. Jude Parish 
Church. Mr. Manczarek passed away 
at Kern Valley Hospital on Oct. 9. 
He is survived by his wife of 51 
years, Helen of Wofford Heights, son 
Raymond Jr. of Beverly Hills, son 
Richard of Wofford Heights, son 
James of Anaheim; sister Lillian 
Waigel of Arkansas; four 
grandchildren . 

Mr. Manczarek was the owner of 
Wofford Heights Liquor and had been 
a resident of the Kern River Valley 
for the past 16 years. 
Born June 6,1914 in Wisconsin, 
Raymond Daniel Manczarek was 73. 
Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



LOUIS BRUNO 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Oct 9 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella for Louis 
Patrick Bruno of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Father Robert 
Kirkpatrick, visiting pastor of the St. 
Jude parish. Mr. Bruno passed away 
Oct. 5 at the Kem Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Lawana 
of I^akc Isabella. 

Born Oct. 10, 1U34 in Connecticut, 
I-ouisP. Urunowas52. Mr. Brunowas 
a Korean War veteran who served in 
the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



GLENNA 
ROSELLI 

Glenna Roselli of Bodfish passed 
away Oct. 8 at the Kem Valley 
Hospital in Mt. Mesa. She is survived 
by her husband, Sam of Bodfish. 

Mrs. Roselli was born Jan. 7, 1915 
in Idaho, she was 72. 

Interment of cremated remauis at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Douglas Clifford 
Gaze 

Funeral services were held 
Tuesday, Oct. 20, fur Douglas Gaze, 
73 of Wofford Heights, who died on 
Thursday, Oct. 15, ill home, following 
a shor; illness- 
Services were held at the First 
Haplist Church, Lake Isabella with 
Kev. David Snow officiating, 
Interment followed al IhoKeni \'allcy 
Cemetery, Wolford Hui'uMS. 

Douts was boni in Cravelbourg, 
Saskatchewan, Canada to L'd,,ar and 
Clar,. 1-awkesGazc on May 14, 1914 
and moved to California on Nov. 22, 
1961. lie had been a resident of the 
Kern Kiver Valley for eight years. 

Prior to his retirement in 1979, 
Doug was employed by the 
Automobile Club of Southern 
California as a World Travel 
Supervisor, lie retired alter 27 years 
of service to the Club. 

Fast fraternal organization 
memberships included the 
Oddfellows Lodge, Elks Lodge, and 
most recently, Kern Valley Moose 
Lodge, ile was also a member of the 
First Haplist Church, Lake Isabella. 

lie is survived by his wife of 2G 
years, Nida, also of Wofford Heights; 
daughter and son-in-law Pat and 
Dave Bavier of Tehachapi; son and 
daughter-in-law Ken and Doris Gaze 
of Bakersfiekl; son and daughter-in- 
law Larry and Jo Nielsen of Phoenix ; 
sister and brother-in-law Gwen and 
Jack Greer of Vancouver, WA, 
brother Cordon Gaze of White Kock 
British Columbia, Canada; 14 
grandchildren, 7 greal-grandeluldren 
and one niece and iwo nephews 
residing in Canada. 

The family requests that in lieu of 
flowers, donations be made in Doug's 
name to the American Cancer 
Society, Kern Valley Hospital Home 
Health Aneiicy (Hospice) or hirst 
Baplisl Cnuri.li Memorial Fund. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Walter Sinko 

WaJ ler Sinko of Weldon, formerly of 
Pennsylvania passed away Oct. Hat 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 57 
years, Julia of Weldon, daughters 
Marie of Weldon, Barbara of Rancho 
Cucamonga; sons Nick of Fair Oaks, 
Oren of Redondo Beach, Basil of 
Antioch, Val of Miami ; two sisters of 
Pennsylvania; 13 grandchildren and 
3 great-grandchildren. 

Waller Sinko was retired as a 
machinist for General Motors in 
Pittsburgh and a member of the 
United Auto Workers. 

Born Dec. 18, 1909 in Glassport, 
Pennsylvania, Waller Sinko was 77. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Eugene T. 
Hickman 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated at the St. Jude Parish 
Catholic Church on Monday, Oct. 19 
for Eugene 'Gene' Hickman, 56 of 
Wofford Heights. Celebrant of the 
mass w as Father Robert Kirkpatrick, 
visiting pastor of St. Jude Parish. Mr. 
Hickman passed away Oct. 14 at Kem 
Valley Hospital. 

lie is survived by his wife of 33 
yeais, Mary Jo of Wofford Heights; 
sons l.ugene of Kcrnville, John and 
daughter in law Denise of Redlands, 



William Randies 

William A. Randies of Lake 

Isabella passed away Oct. 17 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his sons Robert 
Fandles of Lake Isabella, Billy 
Randies of Victoria, British 

Columbia, Canada, daughter Mamie 
of Detroit, brother Gerald of 
Montebello, sister Jean Handles of 
Montebcllo; seven grandchildren and 
five great-grandchildren. 

In 11)18, William Randies joined the 
Royal Canadian Air Force and was 
trained as a bomber pilot and 
bombadier. 

Born Feb. 23, 1900 in WardsviUe, 
Ontario, Canada, William Allan 
Randies was 87. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Benjamin Stone 

Benjamin Stone of Wofford Heights 
passed away al Kern Valley Hospital 
on Ocl. lu. Funcial anaiiKcmculsare 
pending Contact Vallev Moiluary for 
lone .ind dale of service. 



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L. Frank Jones 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Oct. 18 at the First Baptist 
Church, Lake Isabella for Frank 
Jones, formerly of Harbor Light 
Trailer Park In Mt. Mesa. Officiating 
was Rev. David Snow, Pastor. 

Mr. Jones passed away Oct. 13 at 
the Olive View Hospital, Sylmar. 

He is preceded In death by his wife, 
Yolanda, deceased In 1979 and 
survived by his daughter Betty 
Modugno of Sylmar; Barbara Wilson 
and son in law Roy of San Diego; son 
Robert Jones and daughter In law 
Shirley of Bakersfield; sister Fem 
Maehen of New Mexico and sister 
Anna Laura Gooch of New Mexico; 13 
grandchildren and 8 great- 
grandchildren. 

Frank and Yolanda Jones were 
known to their many friends in the 
valley by their C.B. handles of 
Roostcrtail and Henney Penney. 
Born Feb. 23, 1911 in Choctaw, 
Oklahoma, Lester Frank Jones was 
76. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 
Interment at Kern Valley Cemetery. 



Herbert W. 
Johanson 

Herbert W. Johanson of Wofford 
Heights passed away Oct. 12 at the 
Parkview Real Convalescent 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He is survived by one step-daughter 
and his friend Dorothy Mobley of 
Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Johanson was retired from the 
China Lake Naval Weapons Cenler. 
lie had resided at the Lakcview Guest 
Hume in Wofford Heights, uhere he 
was known by his friends as Little 
Joe. 

Rorn Jan. 28, 1902 in Bremerton, 
Washington, Herbert Johanson was 
85. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



John L. Riley 

A Mass of Chrisilan Burial was 
celebrated Monday, Oct. 19 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights for John L. Riley of Lake 
Isabella. Celebrant of the Mass was 
Father Robert Robert Kirkpatlrck 
visiting Pastor of St. Jude Parish. Mr. 
Riley passed away Oct. 15 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

lie is survived by his wife, Loretta 
of I.ake Isabella; son Larry of 
Flawtliurnc, daughters Kay of 
FounUiin Valley ajid Marilyn Thomas 
of llllislon, Montana; 11 
grannVhildren; sister Frances Durea 
of Nebraska and brother Gene Riley 
of Torrance. 

Mr. Riley had been a resident of 
Lake Isabella for the past ten years. 
He was retired from Rockwell Corp, 
after 30 years of service. John Riley 
was a member of the Eagles Aerie 
3156. 

Born Sept. 27, 1909 in Dawson, 
Nebraska, John Lawrence Riley was 
78. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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A Mass of Christian burial 
celebrated at the St. Jude 
Catholic Church on Monday, 
for Eugene "Gene" Hickman, 
Wofford Heights. Celebrant 
mass was Father Robert Kirk 
visiting pastor of St. Jude 
Hickman passed away Oct. 14 
Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife 
years, Mary Jo of Wofford I! 
sons Eugene of Kernville, J 
daughter in law Denise of R 
Christopher of Wofford Heig 
Andrew of Wofford Heights, 
and daughter in law Augra o 
Beaumont, daughter Ann Mari 
Wofford Heights, and two 
grandchildren; brothers Dr. 
Hickman of San Bernardino, 
Hickman of Connecticut; sis 
Miriam Creighton of New Ham 
Gene Hickman was retired af 
years with the United State 
Force. Lt . Colonel Eugene T 
Hickman was a command pilot 
more than 10,000 hours of f 
in high performance militar 
aircraft. He served during 
Conflict and Vietnam era. G 
part of the largest family 
commissioned officers ever 
this county . 

Gene hickman was born June 
1913 in Brooklyn, New York, 
up near the old Dodger Stad 
Ebberts Field. After servin 
Korean Conflict as an enlis 
Gene returned to New York w 
married Mary Leach on June 
After attending Fordham Uni 
under the Korean G.I. bill, 
awarded a Bachelors Degree 
Shortley after graduation, 
enlisted atid completed basi 
training in 1957. As an Air 
St. Col. Hickman was awarde 
Air Medal with Oak Leaf Clu 
Meritorious Service Medal, 
Commendation Medal and nume 
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BENJAMIN STONE 

A funeral service was conducted 

Friday, Oct. 23 at the Committal 

Chapel of the Kern Valley Cemetery 

for Benjamin Stone of Wofford 

Heights. Officiating were officers of 

the Kern River Valley Post 7665 

Veterans of Foreigh Wars. 

Mr. Stone passed away Oct. 16 at 

the Kern Valley Hospital M t . Mesa. 

He is preceded in death by his wife 

Yolanda deceased in 1979 and 

survived by his nephew Keith 

Whitman of Oregon. 

During WWII Mr. Stone served 

with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the 

Pacific. He was a member of the 

VFW, Moose and Masons. 

Born July 12, 1905 in Rhode Island, 

Benjamin Lev; is Stone was 82. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Charles A. Adams 

Charles Adams, C8 of KernviUe 
passed away Oct. 22 al home. 

He is survived by his wife of 20 
years, Marian of KernviUe; son 
Douglas of Michigan; daughters 
Sandra Nevins of Michigan, Sharon 
Eikclbcckcr of Michigan, son Larry 
Thomas of Tuslin. 

Mr. Adams tad been a resident of 
the Kern Valley since July, 1987. 

Cremations arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Abel K. 
LaFremier 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday, Oct. 26 for Abel Al Fremier 
of Weldon. Officiating was Rev, 
Wayne Beebe, Pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church. 

Mr. I -a Premier passed away at 
home Oct. 22. 

He is survived by his wife of 56 
years, Ksthcr of Weldon; daughters 
Margie Williams of Yorba Linda, 
Lillian Corvillc of l.a Ilabra, Irene 
Hutledge of Virginia, son Henry La 
Fremier of Oklahoma; 12 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. Abel j,a Fremier was 
a resident of the Kern Valley since 
1W2 having previously resided in La 
I Libra. 

Mr Ui Premier had pursued a 
lifetime career as a truck driver. He 
was a member of th teamsters and 
was known across the highways of 
this nation by his handle, "Frenchy." 
Cremation arrangements by VaJJay* 
Mortuary. 



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Robert Bray, Jr. 

A memorial service was conducted 
Sunday, Nov, 1 at the United 
Methodist Church, Weldon for Robert 
Bray, Jr. of Weldon. Officiating was 
Rev. Charles T. Smith, Pastor. 

Mr. Bray passed away Oct. 27 at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakcrsfield. 

He is survived by his daughter 
Susan Napoli of Weldon, Robbie 
PallcndcnoofOnyx; son Tom Bray of 
Diamond Bar; eleven grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren and by 
many members of the Bray family in 
Arkansas. 

Born May 26, 1010 in Ft. Smith, 
Arkansas, Robert Bray, Jr. was 77. 

Cremation by Valley Mortuary. 



Mildred Dean Kite 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Oct. 28 at the Committal 
chapel of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Milford Dean Kite of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was Joel 
Astor of Valley Mortuary. Mr. Kite 
passed away Oct. 25 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He Is survived by his wife of 55 
years, Fern of Wofford Heights; 
daughters Betty Helman of Cool, CA, 
Suzanne Kurd of Stanton; sister 
Vivian Johnson of Bodfish; seven 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. Mr. Kite is preceded 
in death by one son Billy Dean Kite, 
deceased in 1975. 

Milford Kite was retired from 
McDonnel-Douglas Corps after nearly 
30 years of service. His was a ham 
radio operator and member of the 
KRV amateur radio club, who 
broadcasted using the call sign 
K6GYF. 

Born Nov. 24, 1911 in College View 
in what is now Lincoln, Nebraska, 
Mildord Kite was 75. Interment at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 



Margaret 
Diederich 

A funeral service was conducted 
Nov. 3 at the Comittal chapel of Kem 
Valley Cemetery for Margaret 
"Marge" Diederich of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev. James 
McGhee, Pastor of United Methodist 
Church of Kemville. Mrs. Diederich 
passed away Oct. 30 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

Mrs. Diederich is preceded in death 
by her husband Albert J. Diederich 
and survived by her sons Milton of 
Millville, CA, William of San Dimas; 
daughter Mary Jean Deiner of 
Hemet; nine grandchildren and ten 
great-grandchildren. 

Marge Diederich was an 
accomplished organist who played for 
Eastern Star functions and for many 
years was organist for the Valley 
Mortuary in Lake Isabella. She was 
a member of Eastern Star and a 
member of the Kemville United 
Methodist Church. 

Born Sept. 20, 1907 in Pittsburg, 
Pennsylvania, the daughter of Milton 
Keller and Sarah Markle Keller, 
Margaret Hellen Keller Diederich 
was 80. 

Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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CHARLENE BARR 

A funeral service was conducted 

Friday, Nov. 6 at the Committal 

Chapel of Kern River Valley 

Cemetery for Charlene V. Barr of 

Wofford Heights. Officiating was Joel 

Astor of the Valley Mortuary Staff. 

Mrs. Barr passed away Nov. 2 at 

Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is preceded in death by her 

husband, Jesse A. Barr, deceased in 

1976 and survived by her daughter 

Beverly Medland of Wofford Heights; 

son Randy Barr and daughter in law 

Rochelle of Colorado; grandsons 

Michael Miranda serving with the 

U.S. Army in Germany, and Matthew 

Medland of Wofford Heights. 

Charlene Barr had been a resident 

of the kern Valley since 1950. She and 

her husband ran the old Onyx Store 

for 26 years. 

Born March 9, 1912 in St. Joseph, 

Missouri, Charlene Virginia Bar was 

75. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



SHANELLE BREWER 

A funeral service was conducted 
Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Foursquare 
Gospel Church, Wofford Heights for 
infant Shanelle Robertina Brewer of 
Weldon. Officiating was Re. Jerry 
Ruff, Pastor. Little Shanelle passed 
away at home on Nov. 1 from sudden 
infant death syndrome (SIDS) 
Shanelle is survived by her parents 
Tawni and John; brothers Chad, A.J. 
and John Ryan; sister Tasha ; 
grandfather Larry Brewer of 
Weldon; grandmother Dorothy 
Ambler of Washington, grandparents 
Larry and Ada Evans of Mt. Mesa. 
Born July 10, 1987 in Bakersfield, 
Shanelle R. Brewer was 3 months, 21 
days old. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Marjorie Strain 
Helton Brown 

A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, Nuv. 10 at t tie Valley 
Mortuary for Marjorie Brown of 
Kernville.Uihcuiling were officers of 
Order of the Eastern Star, KRV 
Chapter. 

Mrs. Brown passed away Nov. 6 at 
the Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband 
Robert of Kcrnville; son Joseph 
Strain and daughter in law Joanna of 
Bakersfield, grandsons Bryan and 
Jacob Strain of Bakersfield; 
granddaughters Marilyn and 
Johannali Strain of Bakersfield; 
brother Cecil Shore of Seattle, sister 
Dorothy Rojas of Carpentcria. 

Marjorie was a member of the 
Kcrnville Methodist Church, Women 
of the Moose, Grandmothers Club no. 
99, KRV Rock a/id Gem Society, El 
Segundo Rod & Gun Club, Eagles, 
Artists Association and Order of 
Eastern Star. 

She had been a resident of Hie Kern 
Valley for nearly 40 years. 

Born Sept. 12, 1914 in Lemoore, 
California, Marjorie Eugenia Strain 
Helton Brown was 73. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Memorial donations may 
be made in memory of Marjorie 
Brown to the American Cancer 
Society. 



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ROY R. NARKHAM 

Roy R. Markham of Lake Isabella 
passed away Nov. 1 at Kern Valley 
Hospital, M t . Mesa. 
He is survived by his wife of 4 3 
years, Helen of Lake Isabella; 
brother Raymond of Burbank, 
brother Rayburn of Lake Isabella; 
sister Ethel Evans of California. 
Roy Markham was a resident of 
Lake Isabella for the past nine years 
He was retired after 3 U years of 
service with the city of Burbank. 
Born Feb. 7, 1911 in Alba, Texas, 
Roy Robert Markham was 76. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



CHARLES LATOUCHE 

Charles LaTouche of Weldon 
passed away Oct. 16, at the Kern 
Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 
He is survived by his wife Bernice 
of Weldon, sons James and John; 
daughter Margaret Peters; sister 
Betty Colling; four grandchildren. 
Mr. LaTouche was a member of the 
Moose and Elks. 

Born June 14, 1919 in California, 
Charles William LaTouche was 68. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Natalia 0. Fein 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Monday, Nov. 9 at the St. 
Jude parish Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights for Natalia -Tollcy" Olivia 
Fein of Wofford Heights. Celebrant of 
the Mass was Hev. Monsignor 
Anthony G. Herdegen, Pastor of St. 
Jude Parish. Monsignor Herdegen 
recited a Rosary prior to the Mass. 
Mrs. Fien passed away Nov. 6 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Don Fien of Wofford Heights; 
brothers Alex Bednarz and Paul 
Muerer; sisters Elizabeth Kitten, 
Htldegard Kitten, Ellen Bednarz and 
Betty Halbaty. 

Natalia Fien was a Lady Elk and 
member of the Women of the Moose 
and Eagles. 

Born June 3, 1917 in Ohio, Natalia 
Olivia Fien was 70. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Albert Tupling 

A memorial service was conducted 
Friday, Nov. 6 at the Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella for Albert 
Tupling of Mt. Mesa. Officiating were 
officers of the Kcm River Valley 
Veterans Council. 

Mr. Tupling passed away Nov. 4 at 
home after illness. 

lie is survived by his uife, 
Kathcrine of Ml. Mesa; daughter 
Melody Pearson of Norwalk; son 
Albert Tupling, Jr.; stepson Fred 
Faulkner of Bakersfield; six 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Tupling was a WW II veteran 
of the U.S. Army and member of the 
Disabled American Veterans and 
Eagles. 

Born Aug. 5, 1915 in Rothcrham, 
England, Albert Tupling was 72. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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A funersl service was conducted 
Monday, Nov. 9 at the Kern River 
Valley Christian Church, South Lake 
for Houston C. Splawn of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating was Malcolm Campbell. 
Mr. Splawn passed away Nov. 5 at 
the San Jouquin Community Hospital, 
Baker sf ie Id . 

He is survived by his wife of 55 
years, Maxine of Mt. Mesa; son Rev. 
Duane Splawn of Weldon and 
daughter in law, Trudy; daughter 
Mary Lou Richards and husband 
Charles of Spring field Missouri, 
brothers Denver Splawn of Devine, 
Texas, Marion Splawn of Sulphur, 
Oklahoma; sister Betty Moore of Cold 
Springs, Texas; eight grandchildren 
and 13 great-grandchildren. 
Mr. Splawn was retired from the 
U.S. Civil Service, he had worked for 
the U.S. Naval Hospital Long Beach 
as a maintenance supervisor. He was 
a WWII Navy Veteran. Houston 
Splawn was a member of the Kern 
River Valley Christian Church. 
Born Oct. 14, 1908 in Bomar, 
Oklahoma, Houston Chester Splawn 
was 79. Interment at the Hillcrest 
Memorial Park Cemetery, 
Bakersfield. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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HANNA LOUELLA WILLIAMS 
A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, Nov. 16 at the Committal 
Chapel of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for H. Louella Williams of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. David 
Snow, Pastor of the First Baptist 
Church of Lake Isabella. Hanna 
Louella Williams passed away Nov. 
12 at Hilltop Convalescent Hospital, 
Bakersf ield . 

She is survived by her brother, Paul 
Williams, of Bodfish; niece Lynn P. 
Lewis of Bodfish; nephew Milton 
Herrick of Bodfish and many nieces 
and nephews, great-nieces and great- 
nephews . 

Hanna Louella Williams had 
worked for many years as a long 
distance telephone operator for the 
General Telephone Company. 
Born Dec. 29, 1894 in Council 
Bluffs, Potta-Wattamie County, Iowa, 
Hanna Louella Williams was 92. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



WILLIAM ROBERT KEYS 

Graveside services were held 
Friday, Nov. 13 at Oakwood 
Memorial Park, in Chatsworth for 
William Robert Keys. 
He is survived by sons Scott 
Edward, Robert A., David Matthew; 
daughters Laura Lee and Darlene 
Mary; grandchildren, Anthony and 
Michele; brothers George E. Keys, 
Charles Keys and sisters, Adna Keys 
Darlene Keys and Mary 
Richendollar . 

Arrangements by Gates, Kingsley 
& Gates, Canoga Park Directors. 



JAMES R. SHELL 



A funeral service was conducted 

graveside at the Kern Valley 

cemetery, Wofford Heights on 

Friday, Nov. 13 for James R. Shell of 

Wofford Heights. Officiating was Rev. 

Monsignor Anthony G. Gerdegen, 

Pastor of St Jude Parish Catholic 

Church . 

Mr. Shell passed away Nov. 10 at 

the Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his friends, 

Arthur and Faye Winemiller of 

Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Shell was retired from Chevron 

Oil Company, where he had worked 

for 27 years . 

Born March 7, 1921 in Donora, 

Pennsylvania, .James Regis Shell was 

66. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Lillian E. 
Freeman 

A Mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Friday, Nov. 20 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church, Wofford 
Heights for Lillian Freeman of 
Weldon. Celebrant of the Mass was 
Rev. Monsignor Anthony G. 
ilerdegen, Pastor of St. Jude Parish. 
Mrs. Freeman passed away at the 
San Joaquin Community Hospital, 
Bakersfield on Nov. 18. 

She is survived by her husband of 
53 years.Thomas of Weldon; son 
Thomas, Jr. and wife Barbara of 
Thousand Oaks; daughter Ellen 
Marks of Bakersfield; grandsons 
Gary Garber of Saugus, Edward 
Garber of Palmdale, Kenneth Garber 
of Washington, Timothy Garber of 
Saugus, Steven Freeman and wife 
llene of Chatsworth, granddaughter 
Helane Freeman of Sherman Oaks 
and great granddaughter Kayla 
Garber of Palmdale. 

Lillian Freeman was a meber of 
VFW Post 7665 Auxiliary. The 
Auxiliary conducted a memorial 
service for lJllian on Thursday, Nov. 
19 at the Valley Mortuary Chapel. 
Eulogy was read by Ruby Dodds. 

Interment at the Mission San 
Fernando Cemetery where graveside 
prayers were led by Father Jack 
Pryzgoda. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



John W. Lauts 

Services were held on September 24 
in Hemet for John William Lauts, who 
died at a Hemet hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; 
son John Jr.; daughters, Marilyn 
Jaffee and Yana Shayne. He is also 
survived by 8 grandchildren and one 
great grandchild. 

Mr. Lauts lived in the Kern Valley 
for approximately ten years and was 
active in Whiskey Flat Days and 
other community functions. 

He moved to Hemet in 1975, but had 
many friends in the Kern Valley. 



Thomas Martin 
Jackson 

A funeral service was held Nov. 23 
at the Valley Mortuary Chapel in 
Lake Isabella for Thomas Martin 
Jackson of Squirrel Valley. 
Officiating was Pastor David Snow of 
the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Jackson was bom Nov. 19, 1911 
in Greenforest, Arkansas and died at 
his residence in Squirrel Valley on 
Nov. 18. He Is survived by his wife of 
33 years, Coy of Squirrel Valley; sons 
Coy Eugene Jackson of Missouri, 
Thomas Jackson Jr. of San 
Bernardino; daughters Joyce Pebble 
Williams of Rialto, Ca, Sherida 
Selvick of Bakersfield, Marlene 
Campbell of Bakersfield, Novena 
Davis of Bakersfield; sister Juanita 
Bueli of Lakewood; 14 grandchildren, 
13 great grandchildren. Mr. Jackson 
was an 11 year resident of the Kern 
Valley. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Carrie Nelson 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, Nov. 30 at the Committal 
Chapel of the Kern River Valley 
cemetery for Carrie L. Nelson of 
Weldon. Officiating was Rev. Robbie 
Robinson, Pastor of the Weldon 
Baptist Church. Mrs. Nelson passed 
away Nov. 25 in Long Beach. 

She Is survived by her husband, 
Max of Weldon; son Arthur of Long 
Beach, daughters Doris Fagin of 
Long Beach and Yvonne Provost of 
Weldon, grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

Born Nov. 2, 1908 in Sawtelle, 
California, Carrie Louise Nelson was 
79. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
mortuary. 



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the Kern Valley, 
rangements by Valley 



OVIE OTTO WESTFALL 



A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Nov. 24 at the Committal 
chapel of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Ovie Otto Westfall of 
Onyx. Officiating was Rev. Jerry 
Corbaley, Pastor of the Mt. View 
Southern Baptist Church, Mr. 
Westfall passed away Nov. 22 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 26 
years, Irene of Onyx; son Phillip of 
May wood; daughter Joan Byers of 
Valinda; six grandchildren, nine 
great-grandchildren. Mr. Westfall 
had been a resident of the Kern Valley 
for the past 20 years. 
Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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JOSEPHINE L. DOUGHERTY 

Josephine L. Dougherty of Bodfish 

passed away Dec. 4 at Kern Valley 

Hospital. She is survived by her sister 

Dorothy Judd of Bodfish; brothers 

Samuel G. Dailey of Still well, Kansas 

and Thomas W. Dailey of Overland 

Par k , Kansas . 

Mrs. Dougherty was a resident of 

the Kern River Valley for the past 

three years. 

Funeral services for Josephine 

were conducted Dec. 9 at the chapel 

of the McGilley and Hodge Mortuary 

of Overland Park, Kansas with burial 

following at the Pleasant View 

Cemetery in Shawnee Mission, 

Kansas . 

Born April 11, 1916 in Overland 

Park, Kansas, Josephine Louise 

Dailey Dougherty was 71. 

Arrangements by VAlley Mortuary. 



INFANT CHAD J. ST0RTZ- JACKSON 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
cemetery for infant Chad Stortz- 
Jackson of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev. David Snow, Pastor of the 
First Baptist Church. Chad passed 
away of accidental causes at Kern 
Valley Hospital on Dec. 1 . 
He is survived by his parents Linda 
Stortz of Lake Isabella, Timothy 
Jackson of Bakersfield; grandparents 
Ron and Susan Stortz of Bodfish, 
great-grandparents Theodore and 
Julia Stortz of Bodfish; aunt Sheila 
Stortz of Bodfish, uncle Ron Stortz, 
Jr. of Bodfish; godparents Rick and 
Le Ann Fenner of Bakersfield. 
Born April 16, 1987 in San Diego, 
Chad Jacob Stortz-Jackson was seven 
months old. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Laura J. Gamby 

Services were held November 23 at 
Greenlawn Memorial Chapel In 
Bakersfield for Laura Josephine 
Gamby. 

Mrs. Gamby was born July 3, 1901 
in Leon, Iowa. She was a 60 year 
resident of Kern County, moving to 
Kernville from Taft in 1957. Since 
April of this year, she had been a 
resident of San Luis Obispo. 

Mrs. Gamby owned and operated 
Gamby Realty in Kernville for many 
years. She was a member of the 
Kernville Methodist Church and 
member of the auxiliaries of the 
American Legion, Veterans of World 
War I and Veterans of Foreign Wars. 
She was also a member of the 
Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
Kern River Historical Society, 
Grandmother's Club and a sponsor of 
Little League baseball teams. 

Laura was preceded in death by her 
husband of 56 years, Don Gamby and 
a sister, Anna Suburu. 

Survivors include three daughters, 
Blanche Brewster of Long Beach, 
Donnette Dickey of 
Reno, Nevada and Frances 
Schimandle of Pismo Beach; 7 
grandchildren; 12 great- 
grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Dalton 
of Bakersfield; and numerous nieces 
and nephews. 

Arrangements by the Hopson 
Mortuary'. 



Jesse F. Norris 



Jesse Frank Norris of Southlake 
passed away Dec. 6 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Wilma 
of Southlake; sons Jessee of 
Southlake, Larry of California, 
Kenneth; daughter Lisa of California; 
brothers Gene of Wcldon, Richard of 
Bellflower; sister Martha Elie of 
Long Beach. 

Jesse Norris was a member of the 
Eagles and had been a resident of the 
Kern River Valley for the past three 
years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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ALLAN RILEY 

Mr. Allam F. Riley of Newhall 
passed away Dec. 14 at age 102. 
He is survived by his six children 
including Bargara Hancock of 
Kernville . 



MARY ELIZABETH WAITE 

Services were held Dec. 14 at the 
Chapel of the Oaks, Eternal Valley 
Memorial Park in Newhall for Mary 
Elizabeth Waite, who passed away 
Dec. 8, in Ridgecrest. 
She is survived by husband, Edwin 
Waite, Lake Isabella; son Richard 
Waite, Provincetown, Mass. ; 
daughter Patricia Doherty of Saugus; 
two grandchildren and 3 great 
grandchi Id r en . 

Born Aug. 18, 1904 in Brockton, 
Mass., Mary Elizabeth Waite was 83 
years . 



John R. Sargent 

John K. Sargent of Wofford Heights 
passed away Dec, 10. He is survived 
by his wife of 41 years, Evelyn of 
Wofford Heights, daughters Carol 
Douglas of Walnut Creek, Linda Bell 
of Virginia; brother Paul Sargent of 
Juneau, Alaska; five grandchildren 
and two great-grandchildren. 

John Sargent was WW II veteran of 
the U.S. Army who served In combat 
in Northern Europe and the Ardennes 
Forest. He was Involved in the Battle 
of the Bulge and the taking of the 
Remagen Bridge. 

He had been a resident of the Kem 
Valley for the past four years, having 
resided in Pasadena. Bom Aug. 22, 
1918, in MartensviUe, Indiana, John 
R. Sargent was 69. 

Crematation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at the Kern River 
Valley cemetery. 



BUD ROBART 



Bud Robart of Walker Basin died 
December 12. 

Mr. Robart had been a resident of 
Walker Basin for the past 20 years 
He is survived by his wife Norma 
of Walker Basin and four children. 
Born December 23, 1903, Bud 
Robart was 74 years. 



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Catherine I. 
Sargent 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Dec. its at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Catherine Sargent of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev. Jerry 
Ruff, Pastor of Family Life Center of 
the Foursquare Church in Wofford 
Heights. Mrs. Sargent passed away 
Dec. 13 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband 
Oscar; sons Robert of Santee, Don of 
Ridgecrest; daughters Barbara 
Birdwell of Santee, Marilyn Fleming 
of El Ca Ion, Pam Murphy of Reoo. 12 
grandchildren. 

Born Jan. 25, 1931 in Fresno, 
Catherine Irene Sargent was 56. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Alberta Ashton 

A memorial service was conducted 
Sunday Dec. 20 at the Shepherd of the 
Hills Lutheran Church in Lake 
Isabella for Alberta Ashton of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev. James 
Lee, Pastor of Valley Faith Center. 
Mrs. Ashton passed away Dec. 18 in 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Shirley Hanawalt of Lake Isabella, 
two grandchildren. Alberta was a 
member of the Women of the Moose. 

Born April 4, 1904 in New York, 
Alberta Ashton was 83. 

Interment at the Inglewood Park 
Cenifiiary. Arrangements ijy Valltjy 
Mortuary. 



Bob Hunter Don Knollengberg 



A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at Committal 
Chapel of the Kern Valley Cemetery 
for Robert T. Hunter of Isabella 
Highlands. 

Officiating were officers of KRV 
Masonic Lodge No. 827 of which Mr. 
Hunter was a member. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Garnet and survived by friends 
Marge and Bill Henry of Ontario. 

Bob Hunter was bom Dec. 5, 1902 in 
Peoria, Illinois and was 85 years. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Constance 
Bullington 

Constance A. Bullington of Southlake 
passed away Dec. 12 at the Kem 
VaLley Hospital Mt. Mesa. She Is 
survived by her son Joseph of Lake 
Isabella. 

Born July 26, 1901 in Riverside, 
Constance Ann Bullington was 86. A 
memorial for Mrs. Bullington was 
conducted Wednesday, Dec. 16 at the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church, Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev. Wayne Becbe, Pastor. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Dec. 19 at Kern Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Donald 
Knollengerg of Weldon. Officiating 
was Rev. J. p. Robbie Robinson, 
Pastor of Weldon Baptist Church 
(Southern). Mr. Knollenberg passed 
away Dec. 1C at Kem Valley HospiUil. 

He is survived by his wife of 55 
years, Nancy of Weldon; sons Lyle 
and daughter in law Jan of Tujunga, 
Ross and daughter in law Donna of 
Ridgecrest, Gordon and daughter in 
law Bea of Michigan; daughter Linda 
Fulton and son in law John of 
Sunland; brothers Lester, Clyde and 
Henry of Kansas and brother Herman 
of Frenso; sisters Fern Harrold, 
Helen Kerr, Macy Short, and Guida 
Foote all of Kansas; 12 grandchildren 
and 14 great-grandchildren, 

Bom Sept. 10, 1913 in Rock, Kansas, 
the oldest of 11 children, Donald Lyle 
Knollengerb was 74 years of age. 
Interment at Forest Lawn Memorial 
Park Cemetery, Hollywood Hills. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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HARRY B. PARKINSON 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel in Lake Isabella for 
Harry B. Parkinson of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. James Lee, 
Pastor of Valley Faith Center. 
Mr. Parkinson passed away Dec. 2 6 
at Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 
He is survived by his wife Dorothy 
of Lake Isabella; sons Donald of 
Southlake, Robert of Arizona, James 
of Huntington Beach; sister Lucille 
Hill of California; nine grandchildren 
and nine great-grandchildren. Mr. 
Parkinson was a member of the 
Moose and resident of the Kern Valley 
for the past 18 years. 



TIMA MARIE REILLY 



Memorial services will be held 
Saturday, January 9 at the Southern 
baptist Church on Erskine Creek 



Baptist Church on Erskine Creek 
Road in Lake Isabella for Tina M 
Reilly, 2 6 of Torrance, who died 
December 19 in Redondo Beach, th 
result of a car accident. 



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Esther M. 
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A memorial service was conducted 
Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel Lake Isabella for 
Esther Brittsan of Wofford Heights. 
Mrs. Brittsan passed away Dec. 26 at 
Ridgecrest Community Hospital in 
Ridgecrest^ 

She is survived by her husband 
Robert of Wofford Heights; daughters 
Bonnie House of Woodland Hills, 
Sandra Benson of Van Nuys, Marilyn 
Evans of Siml Valley, Janet Hahn of 
Simi Valley, 12 grandchildren and 12 
great-grandchildren. Esther was a 
member of the Women of the Moose 
and Valley Senior Citizens and a 17 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 

Born Feb. 10, 1918 in Kansas, 
Esther May Brittsan was 69. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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MARK NORMAN ANDERSEN 

Memorial services were held 

December 29 at the 16th Ward of the 

Church of Jesus Cjrist of Latter Day 

Saints San Diego for Mark Norman 

Andersen, 36, who died Christmas 

Eve day while flying an experimental 

aircraft that he was testing at the 

Lower Otay Lake area in San Diego 

county. 

Andersen was a resident of San 

Diego, but a frequent visitor of the 

Kern Valley, He was an experienced 

pilot and for ten years a navy jet pilot 

He is survived by his parents, 

Verny Eccles of Kernville and 

William Andersen of Albuquerque, 

New Mexico; three brothers, Ted 

Andersen of San Diego, Kurt 

Andersen of Ramah, New Mexico and 

Dane Andersen of Los Angeles; 

nephew Ian Anderson of Ramah, New 

Mexico and a step brother and sister 

in law, Norman and Pat Eccles of 

Kernville. 

Mark Andersen was born 

November 11, 19 51 in Glendale, 

California . 

Anderson was a graduate of the 

University of New Mexico with a 

degree in electronic engineering and 

was employed by Action Instruments 

of San Diego and active in the church 

of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

At the conclusion of the memorial 

service, the Missing Man formation 

led by Commander Randy Duke 

Cunningham' 61 the U.S. Navy was 

flown at 1,000 feet over the area. 

Cremation will follow with remains 

to be interned in New Mexico. In Lieu 

of flowers, the family requests 

donations to the Mark Andersen 

Aviation scholarship, c/o 10684 

Exmeraldas, San Diego, CA. 92124. 



Gertrude 0. 
Freeman 



A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, Dec. 29 at the IngJewood 
Park Cemetery for Gertrude "Trudy" 
Freeman of ML Mesa. Mrs. Freeman 
passed away Dec. 26 at home after 
illness. 

She is survived by her husband of 
42 years John V. Freeman of Mt. 
Mesa; sister Eleanor Carpenter of 
Los Angeles; niece Joyce Morton and 
husband Robert of Newport Beach; 
nephew Joseph Keppeler of Newport 
Beach. 

Born Jan. 11, 1902 in San Antonio, 
Texas, Gertrude Orchal Freeman 
was 55. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortary. 



Catherine King 

Catherine II. King of Wofford 
Heights passed away Dec. 21 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her mother 
Catherine Intchauspe of Wofford 
Heights, stepfather John Intchauspe 
of Wofford Heights; son Dominic 
King of California; brother Thomas 
C. Hunt of New York ; sister Jennifer 
Olsen of Bakersfield. 

Born Aug. 23, 1944 in Pennsylvania, 
Catherine Hope King was 43. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
Jan. 7, 1988 



Thursday 

Jan. 14, 1988 



69 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Norman Engesser 

Norman L. Engesser of Bodfish 
passed away Dec. 20 at Kern Valley 
Hospital In Mt. Mesa. 

He Is survived by his son John of 
Brightwater, New York. 

Born Oct. 14, 1908 in New York City, 
Norman Layton Engesser was 79. 

Cremation arrangements liy Valley 
Mortuary. 



Vincent Zabko 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Monday, Jan. 4 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic Church In 
Wofford Heights for Vincent Zabko of 
Wofford Heights. Celebrant of the 
mass was Rev. Monsignor A.G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of the St. Jude 
parish. Mr. Zabko passed away Dec. 
28 at Memorial Hospital in 
Bakersficld. 

He is survived by his wife Ann of 
Wofford Heights; brother Joseph 
Zabko of Massachusetts; sisters 
Marian Czamickie of Massachusetts, 

Stella McCarthy of Mass,, Helen 
Harper of New York, Florence White 
of Long Beach and many nieces and 
nephews. 

Vince Zabko was a WW U veteran 
of the U.S. Navy, a member of the 
Elks, Moose, Eagles, VFW, American 
Legion. He resided In the Kern Valley 
fo the past seven years. 

Born July 29, 1920 in 
Massachusetts, Vincent Zabko was 
67. 

Interment at the Kem River Valley 
where graveside honors were 
rendered by the KRV Elks. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Earl Edward 
Boulware 

A memorial service was held 
Thursday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for Earl 
Edward Boulware of Lake Isabella. 

Officiating was Ron Pavey of Lake 
Isabella congregation of Jehovah's 
Witnesses. 

Mr. Boulware Is survived by his 
wife of 43 years, Nancy Boulware of 
Lake Isabella; sister Shirley Shinn of 
Thousand Oaks. 

Earl Edward Boulware was bom 
April 7, 1918 in Jacksonville, Florida 
and died Jan. 5, 1988 in Bakersfield. 
Earl Boulware was a 13 year resident 
of the Kem Valley and was 69 years 
of age. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



7 



Thursday 
Jan. 14, 19! 



OBITUARY 



MAC McCLURE 



A funeral service was conducted 

Graveside at the Kern River Valley 

cemetery on Friday, Jan. 8 for Verle 

M. "Mac" McClure of Lake Isabella. 

Officiating were officers of KRV Post 

7665, Veterans of Foreign Wars and 

Kern River Veterans Council. Burial 

was presided over by Fred Dodds. 

Mac McClure passed away Jan. 6 

at San Joaquin Community Hospital 

in Bakersf ield . 

He is survived by his step-daughter, 

Linda McGrath of Ridgecrest and 

grandchi ldren . 

During WWII, Mac served with the 

U.S. Army as a staff sergeant in the 

field artillery. He served in combat 

the Southern Philippines. 

Born Nov. 20, 1921, in Anadarko, 

Oklahoma, Verle Manfred "Mac" 

McClure was 67. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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DENNIS P. RUNYAN 



Dennis P. Runyan of Long Beach 
passed away Jan. 5 at Kern Medical 
Center, Bakers field. He is survived 
his wife Judith of Long Beach and 
mother Dorothy Crow ell of Weldon. 
Born Oct. 11, 1948 in Long Beach, 
Dennis Paul Runyan was 39. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Jan. 21, 19i 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Jan. 21, 1988 

OBITUARY 



71 



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Paul "P.C." Clark 

Paul Michael Clark of Wofford 
Heights passed away Jan. 15 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 24 
years, Ethel; stepson Ronald Kinstof 
of Covina; two daughters residing In 
New Jersey; nephew Ernest Eperjesi 
of California ; grandchildren Wendy 
and Steven Kinstof both of Covin a. 

Paul Clark had been a resident of 
the Kern Valley since 1977. 

Born Oct. 26, 1910 in New Jersey, 
Pad Michael Clark was 77. 

Cremation arrangements"by V%Uey 
Mortuary. 



Keith J. Fullerton 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at Kern Valley Cemetery 
for Keith James Fullerton, 75, of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was Rev. 
James S. McGhee, Pastor of the 
United Methodist Church, Kemville. 

Mrs. Fullerton passed away Jan. 13 
at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He Is survived by his wife of 47 
years Nell of Wofford Heights; sisters 
Mabel Patterson of Turlock, Lois 
Dimberg of Turlock, Mildred Quate of 
Illinois and Betty Dimberg of 
Turlock. 

During WW II, Mr. Fullerton 
served with the U.S. Navy as a Seabee 
in the Pacific. 

Mr. Fullerton was born Dec. 28, 
1912 in Albia, Iowa and moved with 
his family to Turlock in 1930 where he 
finished school. He had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley since 1976. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Marie Ingram 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Marie Ingram of WoCord Heights. 
Officiating was Rev. Paul 
McWilliams, Pastor of Highland 
Chapel United Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Ingram passed away Jan. 12 
in La MIrada. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband, Elmer deceased in 1987 and 
survived by her brother and sister-in- 
law Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Wray of 
Montebello; nieces and nephews. 

Born June 17, 1903 in Des Arc, 
Arkansas, Marie Wray Ingram was 
84. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 
of Lake Isabella. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



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Thursday 
Jan. 21, 19! 

OBITUARY 



STANLEY D. McCAUSLIN 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursda y 
Jan. 28, 19! 



Thu r sda y 

Jan. 28, 1988 



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OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



JEREMY RYAN KIRKHAM 

Services were held in Greenlawn 
Southwest Chapel in Bakersfield on 
Jan. 14 for Jeremy Ryan Kirkham, 8 
year old son of Joyie and Gary 
Kirkham, who passed away on Jan. 
18 in Bakersfield. Rev. Ralph Brier 
and Rev. Oren Ice officiated. 
Jeremy was born in Bakersfield 
and lived there all his life. He was 
active in the Southwest Little League 
for two years and a member of Cub 
Scouts Pack 533 . 

Survirors also include his sister 
Tiffany Alexander; grandparents 
Charles Green of Bakersfield, Sandy 
and Dwayne Kirkham of Lake 
Isabella, great grandparents Leon 
and Archie Kirkham of Oklahoma, 
Louise McClure of Bakersfield and 
Clerrisa Beck of California; aunts and 
uncles, Troye and Barry Kirkham, 
Jeri and Terry Ellis, Liz and C,J, 
Ellis, Debra Alexander all of 
Baker sfield , Sharon and Randy Ellis 
of Walnut Creek, Diane and Doug 
Burgess of Fountain Valley, Jim 
McKay of Texas and numerous 
cousins . 



William Shoeraake 

Services were held for William 
Blackie Shoemake at Our Lady of 
Perpetual Help in Bakersfield on Jan. 
22. He passed away on Jan. 18 at Lake 
Elsinore. 

He was born in Texas on Nov. 2&, 
1918 and was a long time resident of 
Bodflsh. He was a member of the 
Efts, Moose, Eagles, ami dcWfelhjws. 
He also belonged to the operating 
engineers and was known in the C.B. 
clubs as Black Jack. 

He is survived by wife Joan, three 
daughters, Laura Blackburn, Dana 
Shoemake and Carol Bradshaw of 
Bakersfield; three sons, Ronald and 
Noland Pitts of Lake Elsinore and 
Jerry Pitts of Glendale. 

He also leaves 16 grandchildren, 2 
great grandchildren and many other 
relatives and friends. 



Edwin B. Woolley 

Edwin Woolley of Weldon passed 
away Jan. 23 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife Ina of 
Weldon. 

Born Jan. 21, 1917 in Los Angeles, 
Edwin B. Wooley was 71. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 






KERN VALLEY SUN 



74 



Thursday 

Jan. 28, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
Jan. 28, 

OBITUARY 



1988 



LILLIAN E. SOMMER 

Lillian E. Sommer of Wofford 
Heights passed away Jan. 20 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. She is survived by 
her husband Martin "Marty" 
Sommer of Wofford Heights. 
She is preceded in death by one 
daughter Beverly Ellen Mayo, 
deceased in 1985 and survived by 
daughter Leslie Jean Chapman of 
Romoland, CA; grandchildren, Keith 
Huffman, Ricky Mayo, David Mayo, 
Donald Mayo and great 
grandchildren Christopher Mayo and 
Kenneth Earl Huffman; one sister 
Alice Halbert resides in Toms River, 
New Jersey . 

Lillian was an active member of the 
Women of the Moose and famous for 
her shrimp dinners. 

Born April 7, 1912 in North Bergen, 
New Jersey, Lillian Elizabeth 
Sommer was 75 . 

A memorial service for Lillian has 
been set for Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 
a.m. at the Moose Lodge. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



HOMER RAWSON 

A funeral service was conducted 

Monday Jan. 25 graveside at the Kern 

River Valley Cemetery for Homer 

Rawson of Lake Isabella; Officiating 

was Rev. Paul McWilliams, Pastor of 

the Highland Chapel United 

Methodist Church. 

Mr. Rawson passed away Jan. 22 

at the San Joaquin Community 

Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He is preceded in death by his wife 

Pauline deceased in 1979 and survived 

by son Richard of Daly City and 

grand children. Born Jan. 12, 1902 in 

Longmont, Larimer County, 

Colorado, Homer Horace Rawson 

was 86 . 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Irish Whiteside 

A memorial service was conducted 
Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at the 
Masonic Temple, in Kemville for 
William Walker Johnson Whiteside, 
known to his many friends as Irish. 
Officiating were officers of KRV 
Masonic Lodge. Irish passed away 
Jan. 19 at Mercy Hospital, 
Bakersfield after illness. 

He is survived by his wife 
Marguerite of Lake Lake Isabella, 
daughters Maureen Worland of Sun 
Valley, Elsie Dahlin of West Covina, 
son Robert Ian Whiteside of Redondo 
Beach; brothers Richard and 
Desmond of Ontario, Canada ; sister 
Pauline Rose of Florida; nine 
children and eight great- 
grandchildren. 

Irish was a Master Mason and 
member of the KRV Masonic Lodge 
No. 827, a member of the Scottish Rite 
bodies of Bakersfield, the Al 
Malaikah Lodge of the Shrine, a 
sentinaJ of the Eastern Star, member 
of the Moose Lodge. No 498 and the El 
Segundo Rod and Gun Club. 

Irish was the recognized expert on 
fishing and hunting the Kern Valley. 
He published a column in this paper 
on fishing and hunting and broadcast 
a radio show on KVLI radio. Irish had 
dedicated his retirement years to the 
advancement of wildlife conservation 
and betterment of fishing and 
hunting. He conducted a fishing derby 
to advance the cause. Irish had 
patented a fishing lure that he 
marketed in California, known as 
"Irish's Holy Lure". 

Irish will be remembered for his 
knowledge, dedication and 'brogue'. 

Bom Dec. 28, 1907 in County Cavtn, 
Ireland, William Walker Johnson 
Whiteside was 8(1 Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 
Feb. 4, ' 1988 



Thursday 
Feb. 4, 1988 



75 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



BASILIO M. BAIZ 



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Maxine Martinet E i s j e g. Seyle 



A memorial service was conducted 
Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the KRV Elks 
IxxJge. Wofford Heights for Maxine 
Martinet, 69 of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating were officers of the Ladies 
of the Elks. Mrs Martinet passed 
away Jan. 28 at the San Joaquin 
Community Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband 
Romero of Lake Isabella; daughter 
Joyce L'mmons of l.a Palma, son 
Kenneth Martinet of Cucamonga, 
sister Pollyann Brandenburg of 
Pasadena and two grandchildren. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
the Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, Feb. 1 at the Kemville 
Methodist Church for Elsie Seyle. 85 
of Kemville. Officiating was Kev. 
James McChec, Pastor. 

Mrs. Seyle passed away Jan. 28 at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband of 
40 years Omar of Kemville; two 
brothers Stanley and Lionel Merritt 
both of Arizona neices and nephews. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Jones H. Tarwater 

Jones 11. Tarwater of Wofford 
Heights passed away Jan. 30 at the 
San Joaquin community hospital, 
riakersfield. 

He is survived by his friend Eleanor 
Rogers of Kemville, nephews Dean 
King and Charles Woodard both of 
Missouri, three grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild. 

Mr. Tarwater was a WWII veteran 
of the U.S. Army who served in 
combat in the Ardennes Forest, 
Central Europe and Rhineland. He 
was awarded bronzu stars for these 
baltles. Prior to WWII he served with 
the U.S. Marines 

Born March 22, 1912 in Webb City, 
Missouri, Jones Henry Tarwater was 
75. 



Bill Stone 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Jan. 29 at the commital 
chapel of the Kern River Valley 
cemetery for William W. Stone of 
Southlake. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Beebe, pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church, Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Stone passed away Jan. 
27 in Sylmar. 

He is preceded in death by his wife 
of 53 years, Lucille deceased in June 
1987. Bill is survived by his daughters 
Jeannie Blake of Sylmar, Jack Nelson 
of San Fernando and four 
grandchildren, Bill and Lucille were 
members of the Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church and the Elks. 

Bom Jan. 2, 1905 in Indiana, 
William Wdbur "BUI" Stone was 83. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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76 



Thursday 
Feb. 4, 1988 



OBITUARY 



ROGER I. ZEIER 



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YVONNE D. BERGSTROM 



Yvonne Berstrom of Wofford 
Heights passed away Jan. 31 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Ralph of Wofford Heights and son 
William of New York; daughter 
Daw nine of Long Beach, 
grandchildren James, Joseph, 
Thomas, Andrew, granddaughter 
Yvonne, great-granddaughter, Devon 
and great-grandson Jered . 
Cremations arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thursday 

Feb. 11, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thu r sday 

Feb. 11, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 

Feb. 11, 1988 

OBITUARY 



77 



Bessie C. McPherson Hattie Lou Shuck Dorothy J. Anderson 



A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the committal 
chapel of the Kern Valley for Bessie 
C. McPherson of Kernville. 
Officiating was Rev. Duane Splawn, 
Pastor of the Kern Valley Christian 
Church of Southlnke. 

Mrs. McPherson parsed away Feb. 
8 in Kidgccresl. 

She is survived by her daughters 
Anita Mitchell of Onyx, Roberta 
Greenwood of Kernville, Bill io 
McCord of Alaska, Frances Cooper of 
Mesa, Arizona; son Edmond Mc 
Pherson of Riverside, sister Emma 
Wecnis of Tuscan ; brother John Clark 
of Aztec, New Mexico; 18 
grandchildren and many great 
grandchildren. 

Born June 7, 1909 m Rising Star, 
Texas, Bessie Clark Mc Pherson was 
78. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary- 



Frances E. 
Dickinson 

Frances E. Dickinson of Wofford 
Heights passed away Feb. 3 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband of 
44 years, George Dickinson of 
Wofford Heights; mother Irene 
Harness of Wofford Heights, 
daughter Terry Lynn Dickinson of 
Hawthorne, Kathleen Ann Dickinson 
of Beloit, Wisconsin; grandson 
William Record of Beloit, Wisconsin ; 
brothers Everett Harness of Newport 
Beach and Richard Harness of Los 
Angeles; sister Elaine Buell of 
Wofford Heights. 

Born July 2, 1925 in La Porte, 
Indiana, Frances Ellen Dickinson 
was 62. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Feb. 6 at the committal 
chapel of the Kern River Valey 
Cemetery for Hattie Lou Shuck of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was Rev. 
James S. McGhee, Pastor of the 
Kernville Methodist Church. 

Mrs. Shuck passed away in L.as 
Vegas on Feb. 2. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Margaret Woods of Henderson, 
Nevada, son Charles Shuck of 
Downey, sister of Arizona, 
grandchildren and one great- 
grandson. 

Hattie is preceded in death by her 
husband Bernard Shuck deceased 
July 12, 1980. 

Hattie was a member of the 
Eastern Star. Members of the KRV 
Chapter of the Eastern Star rendered 
graveside honors. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary 



Nora W. Amyett 

Nora W. Amyett of l-ake Isabella 
passed away Feb. 4 at Ridgecrcst 
Community Hospital. 

She is survived by her brother Nigel 
Wearing of Lake Isabella; sisters 
Vera Howard of San Mateo and Betty 
Rogue of l-ompoc. 

A graveside memorial service was 
conducted for Nora at the Kem Valley 
cemetery on Monday, Feb. 8. 

Bom May 18, 1912 in England, Nora 
Wearing Amyett was 75. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary- 



Dorothy Jane Anderson of Wofford 
Heights passed away Feb. 4 at the 
Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband of 
60 years Clarence of Wofford Heights 
and sister Kay Potrecz of Wofford 
Heights. 

Dorothy was a resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past 22 years. She was 
a member of the KRV Womens Gub 
and KRV Golf Course. 

Born Nov. 25, 1909 in Harper, 
Kansas, Dorothy Jane Anderson was 
78. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Max C. Fiele 

Max C, Fiele died January 29, in 
Placcrvillc, California. 

He moved to the Kern Valley in the 
1970's and lived here for 
approximately 15 years. 

lie is survived by his son Collin 
Fiele of Pollock Pines. CA; and 
daughter, Susan Day of Kernville; 
two grandchildren, three great- 
grandchildren; sisters Ruth Giokie 
and Julia Gilmore, both of El Centre 

Bom in New Castle, Indiana in 1915, 
Max C. Fiele was 73 years old. 



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Chilton S. Stout 

A funeral service w ill be conducted 
Friday, Feb. % graveside at ihe 
Forest Lawn Memorial park in 
Cypress for Chilton Stout of Canyon 
Meadows-Bodfish. Officiating was 
pastor Roger Magnuson of St. Luke's 
Lutheran Church of Long Beach. 

Stout passed away Feb. 21 al the 
Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He is survived b> his wife Frieda of 
Bodfish; daughter Louise Warren of 
Rancho, CA; granddaughters Sue 
Keller of Rancho, CA, Jane Petrich of 
Santa Liarbara and four great- 
grandchildren 

Born May 17, l'J02 in Johnson City, 
Missouri, Chilton Scott Stout was 85. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Edwin 'Buster' 
Mellin 

A funeral service will be conducted 
Monday, Feb. 29 at the committal 
chapel of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Edwin Francis 
"Buster" Mellin of Wofford Heights. 

Officiating were officers of the Kern 
River Valley veterans council. 

Mr. Mellin passed away Feb. 12 at 
the Memorial Hospital of Greater 
BakersfieJd. Buster Mellin was a WW 
II veteran of military service and 
member of the American Legion and 
VFW. 

Bom Dec. 7, 1906 in Massachusetts, 
Edwin F. Mellin was 81. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Judi D. Pride 

A funeral service was con ducted 
Monday, Feb. 22 at the committal 
chapel of the Kern Valley cemetery 
for Judi Fride of Weldon, formerly of 
Ventura. Officiating was Rev. 
Charles Smith, Pastor of the United 
Methodist Church, Weldon. 

Judi Pride passed away at home 
after illness. 

She is survived b> her husband 
Richard of Weldon, parents Dale and 
Feme Uuchart of Weldon; brother 
Kurt 1 juchart of Uincasler. Judy is 
proceeded in death by her daughter 
Nancy, deceased July 10, 1986. 

Born July 31, LM5 in Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin, Judith Dale Pride was 42. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 



Mabel Gammon 
Ferrington 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Feb. 19 at the Chapel of the 
Mountain Valley Cemetery in Joshua 
Tree, California for Mabel G. 
Ferrington of KcrnviUe, formerly of 
Joshua Tree. Mrs. Ferrington passed 
away Feb. 10 at home after illness. 

She is survived by her daughter and 
son in law Joy and Bill Benson of 
KcrnviUe; sons John A. Hall and 
daughter in law Carol of Joshua Tree; 
William Hall and daughter in law 
Rosie of Missouri; brother Bud 
Gammon of Stockton; sister Alice 
Campbell of Garden Grove; eight 
grandchildren and 1 1 grandchildren. 

Born June 24, 1911 in Chattanooga, 
Tennessee, Mable Ferrington w as 76. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary 
of Lake Isabella 



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JOHN W. WADE 

A memorial service was conducted 
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Eagles 
Lodge for John W. Wade of Weldon. 
Officiating were officers of KRV 
Eagles Lodge Aerie 3156. Mr. Wade 
passed away Feb. 15 at the San 
Joaquin Community Hospital 
Bakersfield . 

He is survived by his wife, Irene 
of Weldon . 

Born Jan. 28, 1912 in Los Angeles 
John Wesley Wade was 76. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



KENNETH W. ECKER 



Mildren Craig 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, Feb. 19 at the memorial 
chapel of the Rose Hills Memorial 
park Cemetery in Whittier for 
Mildred Craig of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Ed Snyder, 
Pastor of the First Southern Baptist 
Church of Joshua Tree. Mrs. Craig 
passed aay Feb. 16 at Kern Valley 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her husband 
Garrett "Jerry" Craig of Lake 
Isabella; daughter Paula Perich of 
Chicago; brother A.W. Forester of 
Joshua Tree; brother Ernest 
Forrester of California; sister Leonna 
Mills of Oklahoma and 2 
grandchildren. Mildred is preceded in 
death by daughter Millie Venuto, 
deceased in 1987. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



A memorial service was conducted 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the commital 

chapel of the Kern Valley cemetery 

for Kenneth Ecker of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Ecker passed away Feb. 20 at 

Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his son William 

Ecker of Gardena; grandsons Lance 

and Cody Ecker and Kenneth's 

second family Patrick Chatelle of 

Lake Isabella and his children 

Patricia Rowe and Adrienne Chatelle 

and her children. 

Officiating at the memorial service 

was Rev. David Snow, pastor of First 

Baptist Church of Lake Isabella of 

which Kenneth was a member. 

Born Aug. 25, 1908 in Rochester, 

New York, Kenneth Wendle "Kenny" 

Ecker was 80 . 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



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JUANITA WATSON 

Juanita B. Watson of Onyx passed 
away Feb. 25 at San Joaquin Hospital, 
Baker s f ie Id . She is survived by her 
husband, Charles of Onyx. 
Born April 1, 1918 in Kansas, 
Juanita Beatrice Watson was 69. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 

LANSON BENTLEY JOYNER 

A funeral service was conducted 
Feb. 12 graveside at Kern River 
Valley cemetery for Lanson Bentley 
Joyner of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
were officers of KRV Masonic Lodge 
No. 827 and KRV Elks Lodge No. 2358. 
Mr. Joyner passed away Feb. 9 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Betty of 
Lake Isabella; son Robert of Haskell, 
Washington; daughter Judy Padgeett 
of Bakersfield; brother Larry Joyner, 
of Greenhorn; sister Marie Joyner of 
Pasadena and sister Ethlyn Pulliam 
of Arcadia; 4 grandchildren. 
Mr. Joyner was a Mason, a 
Shriner, member of the Scottish Rite 
and Elk . 

Born Sept. 22, 1925, in Louisiana, 
Lanson B. Joyner was 62. 



Paul Daniel 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, March 2 at the 
Committal Ctiapcl of Kern Valley 
cemetery for Paul F. Daniel of 
Wofford Heights. 

Mr. Daniel passed away Feb. 26 at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. He is 
survived by his wife of 38 years 
Margaret of Wofford Heights; sans 
Paul, Jr. of Woffoul Heights, John of 
Norwalk, (laughter I'uulelte Stewart 
of Florida, biothcr Robert Daniel of 
Kansas; sisler Leila LYobsno of Ohio, 
sister Alice I 'Uice of Arkansas, eight 
grandchildren, 2 great- 

grandchildren. I'aul Daniel was an 
F.Ik, and member of the VFW and LI 
Scgundo Kod & dun Club. 

During WWII Paul Daniel served 
with the U.S. Army Air Corps a:> an 
aircraft armorer and gunner in 
Europe. 

Born Oct. 1, 1916 in Logan County, 
Arkansas, Paul Fitzgerald Daniel 
was 71. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary 



Marie Shoemaker 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday. Feb. 27 at the Lakeside 
Chapel of Westminster Memorial 
park in Westminster for Marie 
Hedges of Mt. Mesa. Officiating was 
Rev. Paul Estebo, pastor of the New 
Hope Community Church of 
Westminster. Mrs. Shoemaker 
passed away at home Feb. 24. 

She is survived by her husband 
John L. Shoemaker of Mt. Mesa; 
daughter Phyllis Hunter of Lake 
Isabella; grandsons Leon Brink, 
Eugene Brink and Leslie Browning; 
one brother Chester Hedges of 
Kansas and many great-, 
grandchildren and great-great 
grandchildren. 

During her life, Marie was a 
beautician, a motel owner and 
operator.an aircraft assembler and 
shipyard worker ( during WW D ) and 
a real estate developer, 

Born Aug. 1, 1896 in Kansas, Marie 
Hedges Shoemaker was 91. 

Interment at Westminster 
Memorial Park. Arrangements by- 
Valley Mortuary. 



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ABRAHAM M. COUTS 

Graveside services for Abraham 
Minton Couts were held Jan. 18 at 
Jacksonville Cemetery, Jacksonville, 
Oregon. Rev. Fred De Vos of 
Brownsboro Community Church 
officiated . 

Mr. Couts was born Aug. 15, 1913 in 
Snyder, OK. and moved to California 
in the early 1930's. 
He was a physical therapist and 
operated the Miracle Hot Springs 
bath and therapy in the 1960's. In the 
1970' s he was physical therapist for 
Kern Valley Hospital, before his 
retirement to Oregon. He is survived 
by his wife, Lois; son Ronald, 
daughter LaRene Johnson; five 
grandchildren and five great- 
grandchildren all of Oregon. 
Memorial contributions may be made 
to the American Cancer Socity. 



Bart Pierce 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday, Feb. 29 at the Valley 
Mortuary chapel for Bart W. Pierce 
of Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Beebe, pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church. Mr. 
Pierce passed away Feb. 28 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Norma ; 
sons Dennis of Valencia, James of 
Lake Isabella, Steven of Lake 
Isabella, Brian of Wofford Heights; 
daughters Nancy of Weldon, Colleen 
of Long Beach, Lisa of Florida; 14 
grandchildren and 6 great- 
grandchildren. Bart Pierce was a WW 
II veteran of the U.S. Army. 

Born Sept. ll, 1920 in Chicago, Cook 
County, Illinois, Bartrom Walter 
"Bart" Pierce was 67. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at Kern Valley cemetery. 

Roger C. Moore 

Roger Moore of Mt. Mesa passed 
away Feb. 22 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. 
Frederick Kirk of Mt. Mesa. 

Mr. Moore was a WW II veteran of 
the U.S. Army and had served with 
the Nasa space program as an 
astronomer. 

Born March 17, 1925 in 
Pennsylvania, Roger Chandler Moore 
was 82. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at Arlington Cemetery, 
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. 



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SARAH E. HARRIS 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, March 7 at the Valley 
Mortuary, Lake Isabella for Sarah E. 
Harris of Bodfish. Officiating was 
Rev. Francis Edge, Pastor of 
Pentecostal Lighthouse of Lake 
Isabella . 

Mrs. Harris passed away March 3 
in Ridgecrest. She is preceded in 
death by her husband, Roy deceased 
in 1985 and survived by her daughter 
Ollie Mae Feemster of Bodfish. 
Sarah Harris was the great- 
granddaughter of Civil War General 
Braxton Bragg for whom Ft. Bragg 
in North Carolina is named. 
Born Jan. 23, 1893 in Arlington, 
Texas, Sarah Elvada Harris was 95. 
Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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ALBERT D. SHIPLEY 

Albert Shipley of Larsen Tract 
passed away March 5 at Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

Mr. Shipley was preceded in death 
by his daughter, Vivian Ruth Marsh, 
deceased in 1963 and survived by his 
wife of 61 years, Alpha Mae of Larsen 
Tract; sons Donald "Bill" Shipley of 
Pasadena, Martin Shipley of 
Altadena; daughter Mary Botner of 
Columbia, Missouri; nephew Verdell 
Daly of Columbia, Missouri; nine 
grandchildren and ten great- 
grandchildren. Mr. Shipley was a 
member of the Bethlehem Baptist 
Church of Harrisburg, Missouri. 
Born July 18, 1906 in Boone County, 
Missouri, Albert Daniel Shipley was 
81. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



KEVIN SCOTT CLARK 

Kevin Scott Clark passed away 
Monday, Feb. 29 at USC Medical 
Center in Los Angeles, after a two 
year fight with Hodgkins Disease. 
He is survived by his wife, Laurie, 
and two children, Ryan and Jeffrey 
of Palmdale; and by his parents Jim 
and Pat Clark of Wofford Heights. 
Services were held Saturday, 
March 5 at Inglewood Park Mortuary 
and Ceme t er y . 

Scott was born May 24, 1965 and 
was 22 years of age at the time of hi 
death. He lived in the Kern Valley fo 
six years before moving to Palmdale 
in 1986. 



CHAMP CLARK 



Gordon Champ Clark of Lake 
Isabella passed away March 3 at San 
Joaquin Community Hospital 
Bakersfield. He is survived by his 
daughters Donna Jean Akiona of 
Westminster and Stephanie Clark of 
San Raphael and grandchildren. 
Champ was an auto parts salesman 
who worked for many years at Ivey 
Auto Parts in Lake Isabella. He was 
a WWII veteran of the U.S. Navy. 
Born May 4, 1912 in Oklahoma, 
Gordon Champ Clark was 75. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at the U.S National 
Cemetery Riverside, CA . 



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Thursday 

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LEO RANTA 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, March 14 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Leo W. Ranta, of Squirrel Valley. 
Officiating was Rev. Roger 
Nebergall, Pastor of the Evangelical 
Free Church of Lake Isabella. Mr. 
Ranta passed away March 11 at the 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Lucille 
of Squirrel Valley; son Larry of 
Sherman Oaks; daughter Linda 
Bowers of Blountville, Tennessee; 
brother Ty Ranta of St. Petersburg, 
Florida; sister Marie Ranta of 
Kinney, Minnesota. 
Leo Ranta was a WWII veteran of 
the U.S. Navy who served with the 
Seabees. He was a retired reinforcinj 
iron worker and was a member of the 
local 416 of the Reinforcing Iron 
Workers Union . 

Born May 13, 1913 in Gilbert, 
Minnesota, Leo William Ranta was 
74. 

Interment of the Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Ouida Ruth Feger 

Ouida Kulh Fcgcr of Lake Isabella 
passed away March 15 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. She is survived by her son 
Raymond of iJike Isabella. 

Horn May 13, 1926 in Geneva, 
Alabama, Ouida Kulh Feger was 61. 



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GOLDIE KUTNYAK 



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the St. Jude Parish 
ch for Goldie Kutnyak 
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rend Monsignor 
gen, Pastor of St. Jude 

passed away March 
1 Hospital, Bakersfield 
ed by her husband, Ivan 
11a; son Terry of Buena 
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aurant. Born Oct. 31, 
ukee, Wisconsin, Goldie 
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RICHARD S. KYT 



A memorial service was conducted 
Tuesday, March 22 at the Family Life 
Center of the Foursquare Gospel 
Church for Richard S. Kyt of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev. Jerry 
Ruff, Pastor. Mr. Kyt passed away on 
March 16 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by his son Randy of 
Wofford Heights; brother Lucky of 
Bodfish; two grandchildren Tony and 
April. Richard Kyt was a 20 year 
resident of the Kern Valley and a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Army. 
Born Oct. 19, 1919 in New Leipzig, 
North Dakota, Richar Sylvester Kyt 
was 68. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 



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SAMUEL PETITT 

A funeral service was conducted 
Thursday, March 24 at the Church of 
Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 
Riverside for Samuel S. Petitt of Mt. 
Mesa. Officiating was Bishop Eldon 
McKell. 

Mr. Petitt passed away March 21 at 
home after illness. He is survived by 
his wife, Jeanette; children and 
grandchildren. Mr. Petitt was retired 
from the Santa Fe Railroad. During 
the Korean war, he served with the 
U.S. Army . 

Born May 9, 1935 in Los Angeles, 
Samuel Scott Petitt was 52. 
Interment at the United States 
National Cemetery, Riverside. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



BENJAMIN CASPER 



JOE BEN SMITH 

A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, March 29 at Committal 
Chapel if the Kern Valley cemetery 
for Joe Ben Smith of Lake Isabella. 
Mr. Smith passed away March 24 at 
Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield, following open heart 
surgery. 

He is preceded in death by his wife 
Marjorie deceased May 25, l&Sfl and 
survived by his daughters Doreen 
Schonmann of Lake Isabella, Joanne 
Lisowski of Torrance, Pat Bailey of 
Pasadena, 8 grandcliildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

Joe Smith was a veteran of the U.S. 
Navy who served aboard the 
battleship, Idaho. He spent most of his 
life as a hod carrier and plasterer in 
Los Angeles. He worked on many of 
the classic homes in Los Angeles and 
Beverly Hills. He retired to the Kern 
Valley 19 years ago. 

Bom Sept. 15, 1906 in Chase, Texas, 
Joe Gen Smith was 81 years. 



Benjamin Casper of Bodfish passed 
away March 22 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital. He is survived by his wife 
Dorothy of Bodfish; son Tom and 
daughter in law Donna of Irvine; 
grand daughter Brandy of Irvine, 
grandson Michael of Seattle, 
Washington, sister Ann Ogran of 
Lompoc; brother Clyde Casper of 
Wofford Heights. Benjamin Casper 
had been a member of the Elks for 35 
years and was a member of KRV 
Elks 2358. He was an avid golfer. 
Born June 3, 1917 in Montevitio, 
Minnesota, Benjamin Boniface 
Casper was 70. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. Interment of cremated 
remains at the Rose Hills Memorial 
Park , Whit tier . 



ELMA D. PIKE 

Elma Pike of Wofford Heights 
passed away March 28 in Wofford 
Heights after illness. She is survived 
by children and grandchildren. 

Mrs. Pike is preceded in death by 
her husband, Howard Pike. 

Born Jan. 30, 1919 in Kansas City, 
Jackson County, Missouri, Elma 
Dean Pike was 69. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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ROBERT G. 
BARNETT 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, March 23 at the 
committal chapel of the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery for Robert G. 
Barnctt of Weldon. Officiating was 
Rev. J. P. "Robbie" Robinson, Pastor 
of Weidon Baptist Church. Mr. 
Harnett passed away March 20 at the 
Ridgecrcst Community Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 40 
years, Margaret of Weldon, daughter 
Dolly Posey of Houston, Texas; 
sisters in law Mrs. James Darnett and 
Mrs. Sterling Harnett, both of 
Houston, Texas; three grandchildren 
and great-grandchildren. 

Born June- 22, 1902 in Birmingham, 
Jefferson County, Alabama, Robert 
George Barnett was 85. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



HELEN PURDY 

Helen L. Purdy of Soull Jake passed 
away March 20 at the Memorial 
Hospital of Greater Bakersfield. She 
is survived by her husband, Calvin of 
Southlake; son George Bennett of 
California and two grandchildren." 

Helen was a resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past nine years and a 
member of the Eagles. 

Born April 12, 1915 in Wichita, 
Kansas, Helen Louise Purdy was 72. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



ELMIRA UELAND 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, March 28 at the Committal 
Chapel of Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for Elmira Ueland of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev . Wayne 
Beebe, pastor of the Shepherd of the 
Hills Lutheran Church. 

Mrs. Ueland passed away March 25 
in Lake Isabella. 

She is survived by her husband of 
46 years Walter of Lake Isabella, 
niece Paula Husted of Canyon 
Country; brother in law Allen Ueland 
of Uenlon, Texas; sister in law Alvina 
Ruben of Fountain City, Wisconsin; 
brother in law Kenneth Ueland of 
Marina Del Rey and many nieces and 
nephews. 

Mira Ueland was a member of the 
Women of the Moose and resident of 
the Kern Valley since 1976. 

Born July 9, 1915 in Wisconsin, 
Elmira Mira Ueland was 72. 



BERNICE MOORE 

Bernice A. (Buck) Moore passed 
away March 19 al his home in 
Havilah, at the age of 82. Bom to 
Robert and Sandra Moore March 30, 
1905. 

He is survived by one brother Basil 
Moore, of Pismo Beach; sister Ona 
Ijee Rlioder, Fresno; four daughters, 
Fern Fleeman, Fresno, Ona l>ee 
(Toby) Johnson, Cortez, Shirley 
Bender, Havilah and Veverly 
Mickelsen, San Pedro. He had 12 
grandchildren and 24 great 
grandchildren. 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife Elsie and one son, Glenn. 

Buck lived in the valley for the past 
20 years. 



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JOSEPH MARENGO CAROLYN ROUTSON 



A funeral service was conucled 
Friday, March 25 at the Committal 
Chapel of the Kern Valley Cemetery 
for Joseph Marengo of Lake Isabella. 
A eulogy was read by Joel Astor of 
Valley Mortuary staff. Mr. Marengo 
passed away March 23 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of S3 
years Mary of Lake Isabella; sons 
Joseph E. Marengo of North 
Edwards, James R. Marengo of 
Oakdale, grandchildren Laura, Lisa 
and Mary Ann and one great- 
grandchild Melissa. Joseph Marengo 
is also survived by brothers George 
of Burbank and Steve of Washington, 
D.C. and one sister Margaret of 
Seattle. 

Joseph Marengo was a WWI 
veteran of the U.S. Army. He served 
as a corporal with the U.S.A. E.F. in 
France and participated in military 
actions in the Argonne-Meuse area, 
St. Michel Salient, La Chappel and 
others. 

Born Nov. 11, 1898 in Benvizhina, 
Italy, Joseph Marengo was 89. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, March 2H graveside at 
Kern Valley cemetery for Carolyn L. 
Routson of Weldon. Officiating was 
Rev. Donald Metcalf, Pastor of the 
Messenger Fellowship of Norwalk. 

Mrs. Routson passed away March 
23 at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband 
Raymond of Weldon; daughters 
Victoria Libby of Huntington Beach. 
Laurel Ghareeb of Lakewood, Randy 
Ford of Weldon, Sharron Roution of 
Weldon, Nancy Pope of Riverside; 
ion James of San Juan CapLstrano; 
sisters Charlotte Seat of Weldon, 
Carmelita Kerby of Bakersfleld, Cleo 
Reil of Glendive, Montana; brother 
James Nance of Weldon; mother in 
law, Margaret Putney of San Pedro 
and II grandchildren. 

Carolyn was a licensed vocational 
nurse who had worked in home health 
care in Los Angeles. 

Born Oct. 11, 1931 in Gates, 
Oklahoma, Carolyn Lea Routson was 
56. 

Arrangement by Valley Mortuary. 



GARY LEE 
STUCKER 

A memorial service was conducted 
Thursday, March 24 at the Family 
Life Center, Foursquare Gospel 
Church for Gary Lee Stucker. 
Officiating was Rev. Jerry Ruff, 
pastor. Mr. Stucker passed away on 
March 21 in Oceanside. 

He is survived by his wife, Patti; 
sons James and Kevin; daughter 
Sandra all of Roads End; parents 
Scotty and Maurlne Stucker of 
Oceanside; brother Wayne Stucker of 
Chatsworth; sisters Paula 
Churchman of Northridge, Bonnie 
Gibb of Winnetke; grandmother, 
Carrie Murray of Oceanside. 

Gary was an eighteen year resident 
of theKcm Valley. 

Bom Jan. 21, 1949 in Glendale, Gary 
l^ee Stucker was 39. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Eternal Hills Mortuary. 

Gary was employed at Roads End 
for the past four years as a bartender 
for his father in law and mother in 
law, A! and Fran Keegan. 



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PAUL E. 
POSKIN 

A funeral service was conducted at 
the Committal Chapel of Kern Valley 
cemetery on Thursday, March 31 for 
Paul E. Poskin of Lake Isabella. Mr. 
Poskin passed away March 23 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Mildred deceased in 1963 and 
survived by his sons John of 
Huntington Beach, Steve of San Jose; 
daughters Wanda BcmLs of San Jose, 
Patricia Buss of Lake Isabella, 
Evelyn Martinez of Claremont, 

brother Earl Poskin of Las Vegas; 11 
grandchildren and four great- 
grandchildren. 

Paul Poskin was a member of Kern 
Valley C.B. Gub and known by his 
handle, "Honcho." His late wiie 
Mildred was "Georgia Peach." Paul 
was retired from the Atlantic 
Rich/ield Co. During WW II, he 
served with the Merchant Marines. 

Born Dec. 25, 1916 in Kankakee, 
Illinois, Paul Emile Poskin was 71. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



EDWARD 
M. FASSEL 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, April 1 at the Shepherd of the 
Hills Lutheran Church for Edward M. 
Fassel of Bodfish. Officiating was 
Rev. Wayne Beebe, Pastor. Mr. 
Fassel passed away March 29 at the 
Torrance Memorial Hospital in 
Torrance. 

He is survived by his wife, Loretta 
of Bodfish; daughters Margaret 
Mitzne of Westminster, Dorothy 
Wagner of Idaho, Patricia Zagarella, 
of Fallbrook, Barbara Nix of 
Bakersfield; cousin Mike and Liz 
Ibach of Hemet, cousin Joe Hugo of 
Santa Mana, cousin Pete Ibach of 
Chicago; 12 grandchddren and 4 
great-grandchildren. 

Edward Fassel w as retired after 32 
years of service with the Santa Fe 
Railroad. During WW II, he served 
with the U.S. Navy. Ed was a charter 
member of the KRV Moose Lodge. 
Born July 8, 1918 in Chicago, Cook 
County, Illinois, Edward Mike Fassel 
was 69. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



C. JOSEPH 
BARNETT 

C. Joseph barneti passed away 
March 8 at Northndge Hospital. 
Cremation arrangements by Neptune 
Society, with bunal at sea on March 
18. 

Mr. Barnett was born Oct. 2, 1917 
and raised in Illinois. He moved to 
California in early 1950's. He was a 
retired carpenter. He was a member 
of the Elks Lodge and Pearl Harbor 
Survivors, living there with his wife 
at the time of the attack. 

He is preceded in death by his 
parents and sister and survived by his 
wife, Elizabeth of Kernville; son 
Gordon and daughter, Melode; two 
grandchildren and a great grandson. 



TIMOTHY 
HARTMANN 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at Kern Valley Cemetery 
for young Timothy Ray Ilartman of 
Bod/ish. Timothy parsed away March 
30 at Kern Valley Hospital, following 
illness. 

He is survived by his parents Claire 
and Callie Hartmann of Bodfish; 
grandparents Claire and Audrey 
Hartmann of Lake Isabella and 
grandparents Roy and Lila Meyer of 
Pearl blossom. 

Born Jan. 23, 198U in Newhall, 
California, Timothy Ray Hartmann 
was eight years of age. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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LEONARD L. BAIRD 



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RALPH W. BAGENT 



Former Kelso Valley resident, 
Ralph Bagent died March 17 at his 
Lynnvill, TN . residence. He was 83. 
Mr. Bagent was a retired 
steamfitter and retired to Kelso 
Valley in 1967. He was active in the 
Scottish Rite and Shriners. He and 
his wife moved to Lynnville in June 
1986. 

He is survived by his wife, Helen of 
Lynnville and daughters Charlene F. 
Budd of Lynnville and Janice Decker, 
Fresno; sisters, Crystal Gentry of Mt 
Mesa and Nora Pickerell of 
Morecroft. W Y ; three 
granddaughters and two grandsons. 
Memorials may be made to the 
Shriners Crippled Children Hospital. 



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Thursday 

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GERTRUDE WELCH 

A funeral service was conducted 

graveside at the Kern River Valley 

Cemetery for Gertrude Mae Welch of 

Visalia formerly of the Kern Valley. 

Mrs. Welch passed away April 6 at 

a Visalia Hospital. 

She is survived by her sons Donald 

of La Mirada; Dale of Bellflower, 

David of Cottonwood; daughter Paula 

Kleinhans of Visalia; brother Jim 

Welch of Michigan; brother Art 

Welch of Perris; sisters Irene 

Grandpre of Michigan; Helen Coates 

of Michigan, Gladys Krueger of 

Michigan, Betty Gatlan of 

Tennessee; 11 grandchildren and 10 

great- grandchildren. Gertrude was 

preceded in death by her husband 

Roy, deceased in 1973. 

Gertrude Welch was a member of 

the Order of Golden Slipper, 

Grandmothers Club, Order of 

Eastern Star. Members of the Easter 

Star, KRV conducted the graveside 

services and eulogy. 

Before moving to Visalia, Gertrude 

had lived in the Kern River Valley for 

2 3 years . 

Born March 10, 1909 in Michigan, 

Gertrude was 79 years. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



INGRID TATE 

Ingrid Tate of Wofford Heights passed 
away April 5 at Kern Valley Hospital. 
She is survived by her husband, 
Eugene of Wofford Heights. Born 
Aug. 29, 1943 in Oklahoma, Ingred 
Udell Tate was 44. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Suevon Mosier 

A memorial service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern Kiver Valley 
cemetery for Suevon Mosier of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was Rev. 
Duane Splawn, Pastor of the Kem 
River Valley Christian Church. 

Mrs. Mosier passed away March 31 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her mother and 
father Uerdene and Jessee Gallagher 
of Lake Isabella, sons Howdy Porter 
of Ft Worth, Texas, Robert Porter of 
l^ncaster, Darrel Da hi of Wofford 
Heights, Bart Dahl of Walker Basin, 
daughters Rhonda Smith of Ft. 
Worth, Texas, Peggy Dahl of 
Kernville, Bonnie DahJ of El Monte; 
sister Bonnie Walker of Walker Basin 
and six grandchildren. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery, Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Margaret Allison 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday, April 11 at the Weldon 
Methodist Church for Margaret 
Allison of Squirrel Valley. Officiating 
was Pastor Charles Smith. Mrs. 
Allison passed away April 7 at home 
after illness 

She is survived by her husband of 
52 years, Herbert of Squirrel Valley, 
son Roy of Washington; daughters 
Arlene Gober of Washington, Shirley 
Ray of Washingon, Brother Bill 
Moore of California; 5 grandcliildrcn 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Allison was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past nine years. 

Born April 19, 1917 in Joplin, 
Missouri, Margaret Katherine Allison 
was 70. 



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CY DECKER 

A funeral service was conducted 

Thursday, April 7 at the Valley 

Mortuary Chapel Lake Isabella for 

Hugh Calev "Cy" Decker of Lake 

Isabella. Officiating were officers 

of KRV Moose Lodge No. 498 LOOM and 

officers of KRV Elks Lodge No. 2353. 

BPOE. 

Mr. Decker passed away April 3 at 

Memorial Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Opal of 

Lake Isabella; daughter Linda Long 

of Long Beach; stepsons Richard 

Carlberg of Nebraska; Donald 

Carlberg of Minnesota; sister 

Frances Toland of Lalce Isabella; 

brother in law, Jack Toland of Lake 

Isabella, eleven grandchildren and 3 

great-grandchildren . 

Cy Decker was retired from the 

Aircraft Maintenance Department of 

Trans World Airlines after 27 years of 

service . 

He was a member of the Elks, 

Moose and Eagles. Born July 20, 1913 

in Charleston, Illinois, Hugh Caleb 

"Cy" Decker was 74. 

Interment at Kern Valley 

Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



JOANN RIEDER 

Joann Reider of Weldon passed away 

April 7, the victim of a motor vehicle 

accident on Sierra Way in the vicinity 

of Robinson Cove of Lake Isabella. 

She is survived by her husband of 

19 years Richard of Weldon; daughter 

Jennifer of Lake Isabella; mother 

Margaret Webster of Lake Isabella, 

brother Ron Fink of Lompoc . 

Joann was employed at Kern 

Valley Hospital, accounting 

d epar tmen t . 

Born Jan. 16, 1949 in Los Angeles, 

Joann Rieder was 38. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



Mary E. 
Gibson 



A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, April 12 ai the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Mary K. Gibson of Lake Lsabella. 
Mrs. Gibson passed away April 9 at 
Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield 
after illness. 

She is survived by lier husband of 
30 years, Rev. Willis II. "Hill" Gibson 
of Lake Isabella, daughter Connie 
Sue Salgado of Apple VaJley; son 
Danny Charles Gibson of Oxnard, 
sister Elsie Noble of Paso Roblas, 
brother Tommy Holbert of Artesia, 
New Mexico, six grandchildren. 

Mary was a member of the First 
Solhcrn liaptist Church in Lake 
lsal)dla and before moving to the 
Kern V.illey had resided in Kilmore. 

Horn Jul> .'), l'.rji j„ Newcastle, 
Texas, Mary Kluabeth Gibson was 
63. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



John W. Blue 

John W. Blue of Havilah passed 
away April 8 at the Barlow Hospital, 
1.0s Angeles, 

He is preceded in death by his wife, 
Ida, deceased in I'M and survived by 
his son Jan of iJodfish and one 
grandchild. 

Born May 23, 1910 in Albama, John 
Wesley Blue was 78. 



Albert H. 
Bunnell 

Albert Hunnell 0! Kemvillc passed 
;maj April i at the San Joaquin 
Memorial Hospital, Hakersfield. 

lie is survived by his friend, 
Dorlliea .Smith of Kernville. 

Born July 24, r.r2l in Connecticut, 
Albert Halstcad Hunnell was 68. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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BONNIE WHITLOCK 

A funeral service was conducted 

graveside Friday, April 15 at Kern 

Valley Cemetery for Bonnie La Rae 

Whitlock, 68 of Lake Isabella. 

Officiating was Bishop Dennis Hinkey 

of the Church of Jesus Christ of 

Latter-Day Saints. 

Mrs. Whitlock passed away April 12 

at Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her daughters 

Rae Lee Bunnel of Washington, 

Robyn Valdez of Weldon, Randee 

Pool of Weldon, Rozlind Whitlock of 

Lake Isabella; mother Laura Tilt of 

Utah; 14 grandchildren. Bonnie was 

a resident of the Kern Valley for the 

past 27 years and a member of the 

LDS Church. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 

Cemetery where grave dedication 

was presented by Jerry Palmer. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



ROBERT BRELAND 

Robert Breland of Mt. Mesa passed 
away at home April 16. He is survived 
by his wife, Georgiana of Mt. Mesa; 
sister Kay Feasel of North Hollywood. 
Mr. Breland was a member of the 55 
Club, the Lake Isabella 500 card club, 
He was a 17 year resident of the Kern 
Valley. 

Born June 26, 1903 in Mississippi, 
Robert Stanley Breland was 84. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Harry Holstein 

A memorial service was conducted 
Thursday, April 21 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Harry Holstein 
of Bodfish. Officiating were officers 
of KRV Moose I-odge No. 498, Ixiyal 
Order o( Moose. Mr. Holstein passed 
away April 17 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

lie is survived by his wife, Lmogene 
of Bodfish; sons Robert of Michigan, 
Charles of California, Harry of 
California, daughter Christina Lee 
Jones of California; sister Martha 
Wolf of West Virginia , sister Maxine 
Smith of West Virginia and a sister 
Violet of West Virginia; three 
grandchildren. 

liu et> Holstein wu a past governor 
of [he Moose and a member of KHV 
Ixxlge 49H. 

Born Feb. 3, 1927 in West Virginia, 
Harry Holstein was 61. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Charles C. Braden 

Charles ('. liraden of Bodhsh passed 
away April 12 at home following 
Illness 

He i.saui vivod by lus wife Gertrude 
of Bodfish; daughters and 
granddaughters. 

Born Jan. 23, lull In the Kem 
Valley, Charles Clarence Braden was 
77. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
cemetery, where eulogy and 
remembrances were delivererd by 
family and friends. 

Ai i d/igemenu by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
Apr. 21, 1981 

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MARY MACBRIDE 

Mary E. Mac Bride of Weldon 

passed away April 16 at Kern Valley 

Hospital, M t . Mesa. 

She is survived by 

James of Weldon. 

Born Sept. 1, 1897 

Mary Elizabeth Mac 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



Helen L. 
Bulleit 



her husband, 

in San Francisco, 
Bride was 90 . 



JOE L. BOYD 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, April 13 at the Masonic 
Temple, Kernville, for Joe L. Boyd of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating were 
officers of KRV Masonic Lodge No. 
827 and Rev. H.B. Long of Lake 
Isabella . 

Mr. Boyd passed away April 11 at 
home after illness. 
He is survived by his wife of 56 
years Margaret of Lake Isabella; son 
William of Burbank; sister Mary 
Cates of Burbank; three 
grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. Mr. Boyd was a Master 
Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite 
Bodies and the Moose. He had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley for the 
past nine years. 

Born Sept. 11, 1911 in Dallas, Texas, 
Joe Leaton Boyd was 76. 
Interment at Kern Valley Cemetery. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday, AprU 19 at the Committal 
Chapel of Kern Valley cemetery for 
Helen L. Bulleit, 90 of Kernville. 
Officiating was Kev. James McGhec, 
Pastor of the United Methodist 
Church, Kernville. , 

Mrs. Bulleit passed away April 17 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her sons, William 
of Lakewood, Cecil of Los Angeles, 
drover of Long Beach, Don of 
Cahfurnia, Robert of California, 
daughter Anna Ruch of California, 
daughter Caroline Hinton of Florida, 
brother Louis Hannurn of Long 
Beach; sister Larlee Cox of 
Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; and 2 
greal-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Bulleit was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 37 years. She 
was a member of Kern Valley Art 
Association, Tops, Womans Club and 
Kernville Methodist Church. 



Richard T. 
Dickson 

Richard T. Dickson passed away 
April 15 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Trudy of 
Kernville; son Tom of Washington; 
daughters Marlene Whitman of 
Washington; Caroline Dennis of 
Washington, Judy Moline of 
Washington, Shirley Wagner of 
Kernville, Linda McDonald of 
Torrance, Judy Henderson of 
Bakersfield; brothers and sisters, 
grandchildren and great- 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Dickson was a WWII veteran of 
the U.S. Navy who served with the 
Seabees. Born July 28, 1914 in 
Minnesota, Richard Thad Dickson 
was 73. Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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DARREL BELL 

Darrell Bell of Kernville passed 
away April 20 at the Kern Valley 
Hospital in Mt . Mesa. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



INFANT J.C. WALKER 



A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, April 20 at the Committal 
Chapel of Kern River Valley 
cemetery for infant Joseph Chance 
J.C. Walker. Officiating was Rev. 
James McGhee, pastor of Kernville 
United Methodist Church. 
Infant Joseph passed away April 14 
at the newborn intensive care unit of 
the Valley Children;s Hospital in 
Fresno . 

He is survived by his parents, 
Joseph F. and Sherry Lynn of 
Kernville; sister Stacy Lynn of 
Kernville; sister Sherry Lynn of 
Kernville; grandparents Bill and 
Esther Warnock of Wofford Heights, 
grandparents Bobby and Donna 
Walker of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 
great-grandfather J.C. Walker also of 
New Mexico and aunt, Shannon 
Walker of Texas; uncles Wayne 
Phelan, Kernville, Mike Warnock of 
Kernville and David Walker of Texas. 
Born April 13, 1988 in Bakersfield, 
infant Joseph Chance "J.C." Walker 
was one day old. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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Bobby Gene 
Kelley 

Funeral services were held at 
llillcrest Memorial Park Chapel 
Saturday, April 30 for Bobby Gene 
KelJey, 54, who passed away April 26 
in Bakersfield. Homer Jackson 
officiated. 

Mr. Kelley was born June 25, 1933 
in Arkansas. He retired from the 
Fullerlon Police Department after 24 
years of service. He was later 
employed by the Builders Emporium 
as a manager for 7 years. He and his 
wife have resided in Bodfish for the 
last four years. Mr. Kelley was in Die 
U.S. Navy during the Korean War and 
served in the helicopter anti- 
submarine squadron, in the Utility 
Squadron Administrative Unit, 
Commander Air Force, Pacific Fleet 
Fighter Squadron and U.S. Naval 
Training Center. 

Bobby was a member of the Moose 
Lodge No. 498. 

Survivors include his wife, Beverly 
Kelley; sons, Danny, Tommy, both of 
Anaheim, William Spicer and James 
Spicer, both of Lake Isabella; 
daughters, Debbie Davis of Navato 
and Linda Chaffee of Oregon, 
grandchildren; one brother, Buddy 
Kelley of Downle; mother and father, 
Pittman and Anna Kelley of Lake 
Isabella. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be 
made to the Bobby Kelley Cancer 
fund through the Fullerton Police 
Department to be donated to the 
Ronald McDonald Cancer fund for 
children. 

Arrangements bv Hillcrest 
mortuary r uneral Directors. 



Anton J. 
Mestyauek 

Anton J. Mestyanek passed away 
on April 26 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 65 
years, Margaret of Onyx; daughter 
Jacqueline King of Squirrrei Valley; 
granddaughter, Gail Kern of Mt. 
Mesa; grandson, Glenn King of 
Washington and five great- 
grandchildren. 

Anton was a veteran of WW II, Past 
Master of Ascot-Gardena Lodge No. 
372 F.A.M., Past Worthy Patron of the 
Order of Eastern Star No. 640 Desert 
Hot Springs. He was a retired real 
estate broker in Los Angeles. 

Born In Vienna, Austria, on 
January 3, 1902, Anton was 86. He had 
resided In the Kern Valley for \ l h 
years. 

Cremation arrangements by the 
Neptune Society. 



Catherine E. 
Ryden 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, May 16 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Catherine E. Ryden of Onyx, 
Officiating was Rev. James Lee, 
Pastor of Valley Faith Center Lake 
Isabella. 

Mrs. Ryden passed away May 11 at 
Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

She is survived by her son, Leonard 
of Onyx; son William of Colorado, 
sister Annie Trask of Cotton, Ca; 
brothers Nick Urban of Redding, Pete 
Urban of Iowa; 11 grandchildren and 
21 great-grandchildren. 

Bom July 29, 1900 in New York City, 
Catherine Elizabeth Ryden was 87. 

Funeral and cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Burton Zuber 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, May 13 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella for Burton J. 
Zuber of Squirrel Valley. Officiating 
was Rev. Duane Splawn, Pastor of 
Kern River Valley Christian Church 
of Southlake. Mr. Zuber passed away 
May 10 at Kern Valley Hospital, Mt. 
Mesa. 

He Ls survived by his wife of 47 
>ears Ruby of Squirrel Valley; sons 
Melvin of Escondido, Gary of 
Weldon; daughter Lorraine 
Rodriguez of Quartz Hills, daughter 
Joy McKinley of Citrus Heughls; 10 
grandchildren and one great- 
grandchild. 

Burton Zuber was a WW LI veteran 
of the U.S. Army and a resident oi the 
Kern River Valley for the past ten 
years. 

Bom Dec. 10, 1919 In Chicago, Cook 
County, Illinois, Burton Jack Zuber 
was 68. 

Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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MILDRED JANE BOYNTON 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, May 14 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel Lake Isabella for Mildred 
Boynton of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Clarence May of the Church of 
Christ, Mt. Mesa. 
Mrs. Boynton passed away May 9 
in San Mateo, She is preceded in 
death by her husband Herschel 
deceased in 1978 and survived by her 
daughter Betty Rattery of Escondido; 
son Herschel of San Mateo; six 
grandchildren and three great- 
grandchi Id ren . 
Mildred was a member of 
Grandmothers Club No. 94, Tops, 
55-Plus Club and Sidewalk C.B.ers. 
Born May 4, 1904 in Michigan, 
Mildred Jane Boynton was 84. 
Interment at Inglewood Park 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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ed by her husband, 
ke Isabella; sons John 
llahassee, Florida; 
f Pittsburg; daughter 

of Pittsburg; 11 

and 13 great- 

a member of the 
Clubs 94 and 99; 
and National 



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Noll was 82. 
at Kern Valley 
Arrangements by Valley 



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98 



Thursday 
May 26, 1988 

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Thursday 

May 26, 1988 

OBITUARY 



EDWARD J. STEWART 

A memorial service was conducted 
Tuesday, May 24 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Edward Stewart of Wofford Heightsl 
Officiating was Dr. Jerry Corbaley, 
pastor of Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church, Lake Isabella, Mr. Stewart 
passed away May 21 at home after 
illness. 

He is survived by his wife Louise of 
Wofford Heights; daughter Crystal 
Morton of Lake Isabella, Saundra 
Stress of Fresno; sons Edward Jr. of 
Indianapolis, Donald of Salina, 
Kansas; brother Andrew of Islem, 
New Jersey and sister Mamie of 
Perth Amboy, New Jersey and many 
grandchildren . 

Born Sept. 15, 1898 in Washington, 
Edward Jesse Stewart was 89. 
Interment of cremated remains at 
Hillcrest Memorial Park, 
Baker sf ie Id . 



Josephine Black 

Josephine Black of Bodfish passed 
away May 16 at the Beverly Manor 
Convalescent hospital in Ridgecrest. 

She is survived by her husband of 
47 years Walter of Bodfish; daughter 
Veloris Hipp of Arletea; three 
grandchildren and two 

greatgrandchildren; one sister, 
Jenny La Scala resides in Orange. 

Josephine Black had been a 
resident of the Kern Valley for the 
past 14 years. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



TONY GOERGEN 



A Mass of Christian burial was 

celebrated Saturday, May 21 at the St 

Jude Parish Catholic Church, Wofford 

Heights for Anthony Bernard 

Goergen of Wofford Heights. 

Celebrant of the mass was Rev. 

Monsignor Anthony G. Herdegen, 

pastor of St. Jude Parish. 

Mr. Goergen passed away May 18 

at the San Joaquin Community 

Hospital in Bakersfield. He is 

preceded in death by his wife, Vi, 

deceased in 1987 and survived by his 

grandson Jeffrey Kober of Mt. Mesa, 

one brother Andrew of Los Angeles, 

and great grandchildren. 

Born July 22, 1912 in Cleveland, 

Ohio,' Anthony B. "Tony" Goergen 

was 75 . 

Interment at Kern River Valley 

Cemetery . 

Arrangement by Valley Mortuary. 



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Thrusday 
June 9, 198? 

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Thursday 
June 9, 1988 

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June 9, 1988 

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99 



David A. Plotkin 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, June 4 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for David A. Plotkin, 21 of 
Carlsbad, formerly of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was Rev. Jerry Ruff, 
Pastor of the Foursquare Gospel 
Church of Wofford Heights. 

David Plotkin passed away May 30 
at the San fiernardino County 
Medical Center in San Bernardino 
from injuries sustained in an 
automobile accident May 29 in San 
Bernardino County, near Kramer 
Junction, (Four Comers.) 

He is survived by his father, Harry 
of Harbor City; mother Diane 
Zumbrunen of Carlsbad; sisters 
Laura of Hisperia, Jamie of 
Bakersfield, Robyn of Washington 
State; brothers Norman of Lake 
Isabella, Jim of Oregon; 
grandmother Helen Sultzer of 
Carlsbad and aunts, nieces and 
nephews. 

David was a student at Palomar 
Community College. He was a 1984 
graduate of Kern Valley High School 
As a student here in the Kern ValJey, 

David served as the tirst presiaeni ot 
the Junior Rotary, he was president 
of KRV FFA and Regional Vice 
President to the California FFA. He 
was a member of the Kem ValJey 
Broncs football team and contributed 
to the effort that led to the installation 
of the emergency call boxes along 
Highway 178. 

Cremations arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Josephine Black 

A memorial service will be 
conducted Saturday, June4 at 2p.m. 
at the Valley Mortuary chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Josephine Black of 
Bodfish. 



Herman W. Ruff 

A memorial service was conducted 
Saturday, May 28 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Herman Ruff of Southlake. 
Officiating was Rev. Duane Splaw, 
Pastor of the Kem River ValJey 
Christian Church of Southlake. 

Mr. Ruff passed away May 26 at the 
Ridgecrcst Community Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife, Rachel 
of Southlake; sons Donald of 
Ridgecrest, Darren 1 of Cypress and 
Dale of Oakview; brothers Melvin, 
Ernest and Vernon of Bakersfield and 
Gordon of Taft; sisters Linda Short of 
Colfax, Ida Bauer of Napa, Idaho; 
four grandhcildren and one-great- 
grandchild. 

Herman Ruff was a Master Mason 
and member of King David Lodge No. 
209 of San Luis Obispo. 

Born Aug. 29, 1909 in Rusell, 
Kansas, Herman William Ruff was 
78. 



Florence "Bonnie" 
Meredith 

A memorial service was conducted 
Sunday, May 29 at KRV Eagles Lodge 
Mt, Mesa for Florence (Bonnie) 
Meredith of Mt. Mesa. Officiating 
were officers of the Ladies Auxiliary 
FOE Aerie 3156. 

Bonnie Meredith passed away May 
24 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her son Robert 
Vonch, Sr. and daughter-in-law 
Jeannie Vonch of Weldon; 
grandchildren, Chris Adams, Julie 
Howes, Robert E. Vonch, Jr., Andy 
Vonch, Dan Vonch and nine great- 
grandchildren; sister Pearl Devy of 
Yucca Valley; brothers William 
Meredith of Joliet, Illinois and Perry 
Meredith of Sacramento. 

Bonnie was born Aug. 10, 1910 in 
Beaumont, Texas and was 77 years 
old. She was a member of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
and the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. 



Paul C. Umberger Stella Mae Randell 



A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, May 27, graveside at the 
Inglewood Park Cemetery for Paul C. 
Umberger of Mt. Mesa. Officiating 
was Joel Astor of the Valley Mortuary' 
staff. Mr. Umberger passed away 
May 23 at home after illness. 

He is survived by his step-daughter 
Mildred Norwood of Mt. Mesa; 
granddaughters Carolyn Lostctter of 
Mt. Mesa, Cathy Zimprich of Yorba 
Linda, Carol Snow of Long Beach and 
many great-grandenudren. 

Paul Umberger was a WW I 
veteran of the U.S Army and a retired 
switchman of the Southern Pacific 
Railway. 

Born May 8, 1896 in Jonestown, 
Pennsylvania, Paul Calvan 
Umberger was 93. 



A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, June 3 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Stella Mae Randell of 
Weldon. Officiating were officers of 
the Order of Eastern Star, KRV 
Chapter G43. 

Mrs. RandeU passed away May 30 
at Kem ValJey Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband of 
56 years, William of Weldon; son 
William S. Randell of Flagstaff, 
Arizona; sisters Ida Brown of Long 
Beach, Tommie Lee Toebush of 
Chicago; five grandchildren and four 
great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Randell had been a member 
of the Eastern Star for 44 years and 
a resident the Kem ValJey for the past 
16 years. 

Bom May 9, 1917 in Cohoma, Texas, 
Stella M. Randell was 71. 



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100 



Thursday 

June 16', 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
June 16, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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Valley Mortuary. 



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Thursda y 
June 16, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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7 grandchildren; 

grandchildren; a brother Clifford 

Cross of Wofford Heights; sister 

Merie Allen of Fresno. 

Those who wish may contribute to 

the Alzheimers disease Association 

of Kern County. 

Hillcrest Mortuary, Bakersfield. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
1 2 July 27, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
July 27, 1988 

OBITUARY 



CHARLES F. MORRIS 

Services will be held today, 
July 27 at 10 a.m. at Kernville 
Methodist Church for Charles 
Morris, of Kernville who died 
Sunday, July 24 in Bakersfield. 
Graveside services will follow. 
Charles Morris is survived by 
his wife Alice of Kernville; 
brothers Bill and wife Margaret 
of Iowa, George of Washington 
and Bob and wife Toddy of 
Kernville; sons Bob and daughter 
in-law Gloria Morris of Concord, 
Nebraska, John Morris of Hemet, 
Larry and daughter-in-law Cindy 
of East Liverpool, Ohio; 
daughters Judy and son-in-law 
Ken of West Covina, Mary and 
son-in-law Rick McKinnon of 
East Liverpool, Ohio, 
stepchildren John Warren of 
Paradise, California, Bill Warren 
of Hillsboro, Oregon, Bob Warren 
of Springfield, Oregon, Kathleen 
Gschweng of Norwalk and 
Marilyn Hatalla of Long Beach. 
25 grandchildren and 20 great 
grandchildren . 

Mr. Morris had been a resident 
of Kernville since 1973. 
Born April 18, 1911 in 
Littlerock, Iowa, Charles F. 
Morris was 77. 



Donald S. Villars 

Donald S. Villars of Rlverkern 
passed away July 14 at Beverly 
Manor Health Care Center ia 
Ridgecrest. 

He Is survived by his wife, 
Clarine of Rlverkern; children 
and grandchildren. 

Mr. ViUar3 was a physical 
chemist and physicist working 
for the U.S. Government. 

Born Dec. 21, 1900 In Ohio, 
Donald Statler Villars was 87. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Robert E. Fuhrer 

Robert Fuhrer of Onyx passed 
away July 20 at home after 
illness. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 
years, Lois of Onyx; daughter 
and son In law Bettle and Jack 
Downs of Thousand Oaks, 
grandson Todd Brown of Santa 
Barbara. 

Robert Fuhrer was a resident 
of the Kern Valley for the past 23 
years and a member of the 
weldon Methodist Church. 

Born Nov. 15, 1907 in Warren. 
Pennsylvania, Robert Emil 
Fuhrer was 80. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
July 27, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
July 27, 1988 

OBITUARY 



103 



FERN YOUNG 

Services were held Friday 
July 22 at the Ivy Lawn Cemetery 
in Ventura for Fern Young, who 
died at the Beverly Manor Health 
Care Center in Ridgecrest on 
July 18. Reverend Neal Keller of 
the First Methodist Church of 
Ventura officiated. 
Mrs. Young was a resident of 
Lake Isabella. She moved from 
Ventura two years ago. 
She is survived by her son, 
Gene Young of Lake Isabella; son 
Jeff Young of St. Louis, Missouri; 
daughter Boy Bostedt of Big 
Fork, Montana; five 
grandchildren; 10 great- 
grandchildren and numerous 
nieces and nephews. 
Mrs. Young was a member of 
the Kern River Valley Hospital 
Auxiliary and a member of the 
Ventura Community Hospital 
Auxiliary. She was active for 
many years in the first United 
Methodist Church of Ventura and 
in commutity affairs. 
Born Jan. 29, 1903 in Spokane, 
Washington, Fern Young was 85. 
Arrangements by Holland & 
Lyons Mortuary, Ridgcrest. 



John J. Winn 

John J. Winn of Bodf ish passed 
away July 18 at the San Joaquin 
Community Hospital, 

Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his son Jim 
D. Winn of Redondo Beach and 
two grandchildren. 

John Winn was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard 
Cutters and the Destroyer USS 
Richardson. 

Born Aug. 3, 1919 in Ralls, 
Texas, John Jim Winn was 68. 

Interment of cremated 
remains at the U.S. National 
Cemetery, Riverside. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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104 



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July 20, 191 



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Wed nesday 
July 20, 1988 



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Tanya Wilson 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, July 18 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Tanya A. Wilson of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. 
Marylou Romagno of the Religious 
Science Ministry of Bakersfield. 

Tanya passed away July 14 In 
Bakersfield at Kern Medical Center 
from injuries sustained in a motor 
vehicle accident on Bodfish Canyon 
Road in Bodfish. 

She is survived by her father, 
Robert Wilson of Harbor City and 
mother Teresa Wilson of Bodfish; 
sister Rebecca of Bodfish; 
grandfather Richard Gilmore and 
grandmother Eleanor Wilson, aunt 
and uncle Sharon and Mike Petrelll of 
Bakersfield, cousins in Bakersfield 
and many friends In the Kern Valley. 

Tanya was a student at Kem Valley 
High School. Born Nov. 16, 1972 in 
Harbor City, Califonia, Tanya Ann 
Wilson was 15. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Harold Brtnson 

A funeral service was coiicIlh-IhJ 
graveside at the Park Lawn 
Memorial Park Cemetery in Los 
Angeles on Tuesday, July 19 for 
Harold Brinson of Southlake. 
Officiating was Rev. Bill Edwards of 
the Baptist Ministry of Ontario. Mr. 
Urinson passed away July 16 at home 
after illness. 

He is survived by his wife Marjory 
of Southlake; daughter Juleen 
Edwards of Ontario, Jody New bern of 
Wofford Heights, Jill Hood of Weldon; 
sons Leroy of Indianapolis, Ted of 
Downey, Loren of Marino Valley, Guy 
ofOceanside; sisters Nova Rogers of 
Indiana, Freda O'Hara of Pandise, 
Evelyn Webber of Ohio, Marian 
Wittingham of Ohio and fourteen 
grandchildren. 

Eight years ago, Harold Brinson 
moved to the Kern Valley from Bell 
Gardens. He was a lover of the 
outdoors, especially fishing and 
hunting.. 

Born Feb. 12, 1900, in Madison, 
Jefferson County, Indiana, Harold 
Koscoc Brinson was 82 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Leila Kortright 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday, July 18 at the United 
Methodist Church Kernville for Leila 
Kortright of Kernville. Officiating 
was Rev. James McGhee, pastor. 
Mrs. Kortright passed away July 13 
at the Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield. She Is survived by her 
daughter and son In law Ellen and 
Clyde Parker of Ridgecrest, daughter 
and sen in law Barbara and Kenneth 
Hed of Kernville, son and daughter in 
law Harold and Nancy Kortright of 
San Jose, ten grandchildren and 11 
great-grandchildren. 

Leila Kortright was a 50 year 
member of the Eastern Star 
"Gardens" Chapter of East Ixis 
Angeles. She was a member of the 
Kernville United Methodist Church 
and resident of the Kern Valley for 
more than ten years. 

Born April 14, 1905 in Nebraska, 
Leila J. Kortright was 83. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary, 
Lake Isabella. 



John M. Hehrheim 

A memorial service was conducted 
Monday, July 18 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel, Lake Isabella for John 
Wehrheim of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was R~v. James MeXjnee, 
Pastor of the United Methodist 
i nurcii. Mr. wetirheun passed av, ay 
July 13 at San Joaquin Community 
Hospital, Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife Virginia 
"Ginny" Wehrheim of Wofford 
Heights, daughters Joan GiUes of Ran 
Ramon, Patti White of Clinton, 
Washington, Nancy Click of 
Huntington Beach; sister Ruth Iloff 
of Englewood, Florida, 

grandchildren Mark and Debbie 
Giles. 

Mr. Wehrheim was retired from 
National Broadcasting Co, after 37 
years of service. 

Born Sept. 14, 1913 in Illinois, John 
Murry Wehrheim was 74. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Sue Shapiro 

Sue Shapiro of Wofford Heights 
passed away July 7 at home. 

She is survived by her husband 
Brian of Wofford Heights; son Ross 
Burke of Wofford Heights; daughter 
Bari Burke of Montana; sister Judi 
Winitz of California; mother Janet 
Gilbert of California. 

Sue Gilbert had been a school 
teacher for 25 years with Los Angeles 
Unified School District. 

Born June 28, 1932 in Madison, 
Wisconsin, Sue Barbara Gilbert 
Shapiro was 56. 

Cremations arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Elsie B. Owens 

Elsie B. Owens of Southlake passed 
away July 9 at Memorial Hospital of 
Greater Bakersfield. 
She is survived by her husband of 60 
years John of Southlake; daughters 
carol Hunter ot Concord, CA, Virginia 
O'Leary, of North Dakota; brother 
Herb Owens of Texas; five 
grandchildren, three great- 
grandchildren and one great-great 
grandchild. 

Elsie had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past nine years. 

Born Feb. 11, 1911 in Texas, Elsie 
Bethanla Owens was 77. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Martin Zimmer 

Martin A. Zimmer of Bodfish 
passed away July 9 at home. 

Mr. Zimmer was a WW II veteran 
of the U.S. Navy, having served with 
the Seabees. 

Bom Oct. 1, 1900 in Patterson, New 
Jersey, Martin Alfred Zimmer was 

87. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Thu r sday 
July 14, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 14, 

OBITUARY 



1988 



105 



THOMAS YASIN, JR. 

Thomas Yasia, Jr. of Lake Isabella 
passed away June 2 7 at Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

He is survived by his wife, Agnes of 
Lake Isabella; son Michael Yasin of 
El Segundo; daughter Colleen 
Pleaugh of Lake Isabella and six 
grandchildren; Nikki Pleaugh, Erin 
Yasin, Megan Yasin, Ryan Yasin, 
Kelli Yasin all of ElSegundo, John 
Yasin of Lake Isabella; brother Pete 
Yasin of Pennsylvania; sister Tessie 
also of Pennsylvania. 
Thomas Yasin, Jr. was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Army. Born May 
6, 1921 in Gilberton, Pennsylvania, 
Thomas Yasin was 67. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



DOROTHY H. FRASER 

Dorothy Fraser of Squirrel Valley 

passed away June 27 at home after 

illness. 

She is survived by her daughter 

Eleanor of Squirrel Valley. 

Dorothy was president of the Order 

of Eastern Star Chapter 521 of Laguna 

Beach for two years. She was a 

member of Delta Kappa Gamma 

sorority and was retired as a teacher 

from Laguna Beach Schood District. 

Born Dec. 31, 1893 in Iowa, Dorothy 

Harding Fraser was 94. 

Interment of cremated remains at 

Pacific View Memorial Park, 

Newport Beach. Cremation 

arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Lloyd C. Hodge 

Lloyd Hodge of Wofford Heights 
passed away July 8 at the Kem Valley 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. He Is survived by 
his wife of 44 years, Shirley of Wofford 
Heights; son David of Cypres*; 
daughter Cynthia Sosar of El 
Segundo; brother Raymond of 
Boston, Mass; sister Irene Sirapan tf 
Wofford Heights and three 
grandchildren. 

Lloyd Hodge was a member of the 
Moose and Mended Hearts. 

Born March 9, 1918 in Oklahoma, 
Lloyd Charles Hodge was 70. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
the Kern River Valley cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



William Karl 
Krueger 

William K. Krueger of Weldon 
passed away June 27 at Mercy 
Hospital, Bakersfield. He is survived 
by his wife, Thelma Lucille Krueger 
of Weldon; sons Al of Weldon and Bill 
of Santa Paula and grandchildren. 

Born August 3, 1916 in 
Pennsylvania, William Karl Krueger 
was 71. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Thursday 
j q g July 14, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Thursday 
July 14, 

OBITUARY 



1988 



RICHARD ROBERT "DICK" CLARK 

Richard R. Clark of Weldon passed 
away July 3 at Kern Valley Hospital, 
He is survived by his wife Ruth of 
Weldon; daughter Linda and son in 
law Grady Judd of Ft. Worth, Texas; 
daughter Cindy and son in law Mike 
Johnson of Long Beach; son James 
Clark of San Diego; daughter Carol 
Clark of Fullerton; mother Muriel 
Clark of Oregon; sisters Barbara 
Reicher of Oregon and Betty Hill of 
Mountain Ranch; brother William of 
Oregon; grandchildren Kenneth and 
Kevin of Ft. Worth; Nicole of Long 
Beach, Jay of Long Beach and Sarah 
of Fullerton. 

Dick Clark was a retired U.S. Navy 
veteran with nearly 30 years of 
service mainly aboard guided missle 
cruisers. He served throught three 
wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He 
was a past president of the KRV 
Eagles Aerie 3156 and member of the 
National Association of Real Estate 
Appraisers . 

Born Oct. 1 , 1924 in Rumsey, New 
Hampshire, Richard Robert Clark 
was 63 years . 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



INFANT ELIZABETH MAE FRENES 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted July 5 at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery for infant Elizabeth Mae 
Frenes. Officiating was Rev. Joe 
Collins, Pastor of the First Southern 
Baptist Church in Kernville. 
Infant Elizabeth Mae was born and 
died on June 29 at Ridgecrest 
Community Hospital. 
She is survived by parents 
Lawrence and Virginia Frenes of 
Weldon; grandparents Ben and Nina 
Little of Weldon; Tom and Margaret 
Barber of Canebrake. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Willis Jackson 

A memorial service was conducted 
Friday, July 8 at the Seventh Day 
Adventist Church for Willis Jackson 
of Kernville. Officiating was Rev. Joe 
Malllnson, Associate Pastor of the 
Central Seventh Day Adventist 
Church, Bakersfield. 

Mr. Jackson passed away July 5 at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield. He Is 
survived by his wife, Norma of 
Kemville; daughters Joyce Morrow 
of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; Judy Mjby 
of Springfield, Missouri; Christine 
Marie Christian of Lake Isabella; 
sons William Jackson of Tocraace, 
Stephen Jackson of Wofford Height*, 
Duke Jackson of Bodfish; sisters 
Clara Nichols of Junction, Texas; 
Vera Dennis of Lubbock, Texas, 
Wilma Ditchfleld of OJal, Bobbie 
Hembree of Las Vegas; tdnt 
grandchildren and tour |tm(- 
gTaridchlldren. 

Willis Jackson came to the Kem 
Valley in 1957 to work as a building 
contractor. In the early 1970s he went 
Into the backhoe business until his 
retirement. 

Born Sept. 12, 1910 in Eden, Texas, 
Willis Jackson was 77. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Mary Cournoyer 

Mary Cournoyer of Weldon passed 
away July 5 at San Joaquin 
Community Hospital, Bakersfield 

She is survived by her husband, 
Leonard Cournoyer of Weldon. 

Bom Feb. 1, 1919 in Massachusetts, 
Mary Cournoyer was 69. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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July 14, 1988 



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J.W. "BUD" TAYLOR 

A funeral service was conducted 
July 6 at Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
John William "Bud" Taylor of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Dr. Jerry 
Corbaley, Pastor of the Mt . View 
Southern Baptist Church. Mr. Taylor 
passed away July 1 at Kern Valley 
Hospital . 

He is survived by hie wife of 53 
years Geneva of Lake Isabella; son 
John Taylor of Tucson, Arizona, 
sister Wilma Davis of Oklahoma and 
two grandchildren. Until his health 
failed, Bud Taylor had been a deacon 
of the Mt. View Southern Baptist 
Church. He was a great lover of the 
outdoors, particularly fishing on 
Isabella lake. 

Mr. taylor was a retired oilman 
who had worked oilfields both in the 
U.S. and Saudi Arabia. He was also 
retired from the Sacramento City 
College District. 

Born Oct. 26, 1911 in Abbott, Texas, 
John William "Bud" Taylor was 76. 
Interment at Kern Valley Cemetery 
where graveside dedication was 
delivered by Rev. H.B. Long. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Elias Hjelmeland 

A funeral service was conducted 
July 6 al the Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church for Elias 
Hjelmeland of Riverkem. Officiating 
was riev. Wayne Beebe, Pastor. Mr. 
Hjelmeland passed away June 26 at 
home after illness. He is preceded in 
death by his wife, Evelyn deceased In 
1981. 

He Is survived by his daughter in 
law Sue Ellen Thobe of Toluca Lake; 
granddaughter Trisha Thobe of Co«U 
Mesa; grandson Timothy Thobe of 
North Hollywood, grandson James C. 
Schatzi Thobe of Maul, Hawaii; 
stepson James Thobe of Laguna 
Beach and sister Jennie NaustdaiW 
Norway. 

Elias Hjelmeland was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps 
and a member of carpenteri and 
Joiners union of Los Angele*. 

Born Oct. 2, 1906 in Nordf Jor d Eid. 
Norway, Elias Hjelmeland was 82. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



NORMA GRUNKE 



Norma Bess Grunke of Kernville 
passed away July 5 at Kern Valley 
Hospi tal . 

She is survived by her daughter 
Ruth Ann Utterback of Long Beach, 
sister Freida Mitchell of 
Indianapolis; brother Joe Norris of 
Minnesota; grandchildren and nieces 
and nephews. 

Born July 31, 1921 in Indiana, 
Norma Bess Grunke was 66. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



IaQ Thursday 

J June 30, 1988 

OBITUARY 

JULE RICKLES 

A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated at the St. Jude Parish 
Catholic Church Wofford Heights for 
Frances Jule Rickles of Bodfish. 
Celebrant of the mass was Rev. 
Monsignor A.G. Herdegen, Pastor of 
St. Jude Parish. 

Mrs. Rickles passed away June 20 at 
Kern Medical Center Hospital, 
Bakersf ield . 

She is survived by her sons Robert 
Clark of Santa Ana, William Clark of 
Oregon, Lorge Clark of Santa Ana; 
daughters Kathleen Clark of Oregon, 
Denise Pierce of Bodfish, Laurie 
Price of Oregon, Lisa Buckner of 
Bakersfield; brother John Lorge of 
Washington; sister Louella Kash of 
Santa Monica; 15 grandchildren, one 
great-grandchild. Jule is also 
survived by her father in law and 
mother in law, George and Nina 
Rickles of Wofford Heights. 
Jule was a member of the Women 
of the Moose and the Eagles Auxiliary 
and a ten year resident of the Kern 
Valley, Born Sept. 22, 1927 Frances 
Jule Rickles was 60 years old. 
Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery, Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Thursday 
June 30 , 

OBITUARY 



1988 



Calven H. Ford 

A funeral service was conducted 
Friday, June 24 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel for Calven H. Ford 
of Lake Isabella. Officiating were 
officers of KRV Masonic Lodge No. 
827 and Rev. John Carpenter, Pastor 
of the Nazarene Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Ford passed away June 21 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of 60 
y ears Eva of Lake Isabella ; daughter 
Billie Fog of Washington and two 
grandchildren. Mr. Ford was a 
Master Mason and resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 11 years. 

Born Dec. 13, 1909 in Griffin, 
Arkansas, Calven "Cal" Houston 
Ford was 78, 

Interment at Inglewood Memorial 
Park Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Eva I. Wells 

Eva I. Wells of Mt. Mesa passed 
away June 24 at Beverly Manor 
ncaiin tare tenter, Hldgecrest. 

She is survived by her daughter 
Irene Reichenbach of Mt. Mesa. 

Born Nov. 14, 1894 in New 
Brunswick, Canada, Eva Idella Wells 
was 94. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



MARIE L. GUTHRIE 



A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, June 28 at the 
Kern River Valley Cemetery for 
Marie L. Guthrie of Mt. Mesa. 
Officiating was Rev. John Carpenter, 
Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, 
Lake Isabella. Mrs. Guthrie passed 
away June 25 at the Beverly Manor 
Health Care Center, Ridgecrest. 
She -is survived by her daughter 
Dorothy Dailey of Austin, Texas and 
grandchildren . 

Born May 6, 1900 in Baltimore 
Maryland, Marie Louise Guthrie was 
88. Interment at Kern River Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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Thursday 
June 30, 1988 

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CHARLES RAYMOND LAMPSON 

Services were held Thursday, June 
23 at the First Baptist Church of 
Ridgecrest for Charles Raymond 
Lampson of Ridgecrest. Officiating 
was Rev. John Duckworth. 
Mr. Lampson passed away June 20 
at Ridgecrest Community Hospital. 
Mr. Lampson is survived by his 
wife, Mildred of Ridgecrest; son 
Ronald Lampson of Baker sfie Id ; 
daughter Sharon Robesky of 
Ridgecrest; brother Forrest 
Lampson of Whittier and nine 
grandchi Id r en . 

Mr. Lampson was a resident of the 
Lake Isabella area for 15 years. He 
was a building contractor. 
Born March 16, 1914 in Vinita, 
Oklahoma, Charles Raymond 
Lampson was 7 4 . 

Arrangements by Holland & Lyons 
Mortuary, Ridgecrest. 



HAROLD L. FETTEROLF 

A memorial service was conducted 

Wednesday, June 29 at the United 

Methodist Church in Weldon for 

Harold Fetterolf of Weldon. 

Officiating was Rev. Charles Smith, 

pastor . 

Mr. Fetterolf passed away June 24 

at home. He is survived by his wife 

of 51 years, Lois of Weldon; brother 

Gerald Fetterold of Kansas; son 

Leroy Fetterolf of New Jersey. 

daughter Phyllis Nybakken of San 

Diego and five grandchildren. 

He spent four years in the U.S. 

Navy aboard the USS Chester. He 

was a member of the Ex per iemental 

crew who built the first twin-tale 

aircraft, the P-38 at Lockheed aircraft 

and w'as one of a crew of five who built 

the first flying tandem-rotor 

helicopter. He was retired from 

Sears . 

Born Oct. 7, 1912 in Whichita, 

Kansas, Harold Leroy Fetterolf was 

75. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary 



Charlotte Scott 

A funeral service was conducted 
Monday, June 27 at Valley Mortuary 
Chapel for Charlotte E. Scott of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was Rev,Dt?M 
Snow, pastor of First Baptist Church 
of Lake Isabella. 

Mrs. Scott passed away June it at 
the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her son Harold 
Scot of Long Beach; daughters 
Lorraine Anhorn of Sunnyvale, Ada 
Shannon of San Jose; sisters Ada 
Read of Lake Isabella, Ora Vernon of 
Lake Isabella; seven grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Scott was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 20 years. 
Born Oct. 16, 1907 in New York City, 
Charlotte Evelyn Scott was 80. 

Interment at Glen Haven Memorial 
Park Cemetery, San Fernando. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Everett "Bud" Clark 

Everett E. Clark of Lake Isabella 
passed away June 12 at the 
Dakersfield Convalescent Hospital. 

He is survived by his sister Thelma 
"BUllie" Monds of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Clark was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past four years, 
having resided formerly in Anaheim. 

Bom Aug. 21, 1908 in Walnut Ridge, 
Arkansas, Everette Edward "Bud" 
Clark was 79. 

Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thursday 
June 23, 1988 

OBITUARY 



LELIA M. HEDGES 



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at Kern Valley Cemetery. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 

Thur sda y 

June 23, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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EDWARD E. CLARK 

Edward Clark of Lake Isabella 
passed away June 12 at the 
Bakersfield Convalescent Hospital, 
Baker sfield . 

He is survived by his sister Velma 
Monds of Lake Isabella. 
Born Aug. 21, 1908 in Arkansas, 
Edward Everett Clark was 79. 
Interment of cremated remains at 
Kern River Valley Cemetery. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 

ANNABELL D. GREEN 



Annabelle Green of Lake Isabella 
passed away June 12 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital Mt. Mesa. She is 
survived by her husband Jack of Lake 
Isabella. 

Born June 8, 1915 in Pennsylvania, 
Annabell Dora Green was 73. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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Wednesday 
Aug. 10, 1988 

OBITUARY 



DONALD S. VILLARS 

Services will be held Saturday, 

Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at Kernville 

Methodist Church for Donald 

Statler Villars of Riverkern, who 

passed away July 14 at Beverly 

Manor in Ridgecrest. Tom 

McKinney will officiate the 

service . 

Mr. Villars had been a resident 

of Riverkern since 1950. 

He is survived by his wife of 61 

years. Clarine of Riverkern; a 

daughter, Beth Ishaq of Eugene, 

Oregon and six grandchildren 

and two great-grandchildren. 

Mr. Villars was a mathematician, 

chemist, computer scientist 

and physicist, teaching in 

numerous universities. He worked 

for General Electric Research 

Industry, Standard Oil, and U.S. 

Rubber. In 1948 he moved to 

China Lake, and was employed at 

the Naval Weapons Center until 

1970, when he retired as a senior 

scientist . 

Born Dec. 21, 1900 near Blanchester, 

Ohio, Donald Statler Villars was 87. 



Joseph Hayes, Sr. 

A funeral service was 
conducted Monday, Aug. 8 at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, Lake 
Isabella for Joseph Hayes, Sr. of 
Lake Isabella. Officiating was 
Rev. Monsignor A.G. Herdegen, 
Pastor of St. Jude Parish 
Catholic Church. Mr. Hayes 
pased away Aug. 2 at Kern Valky 
Hospital, Mt. Mesa. 

He Is survived by his son 
Joseph Hayes, Jr., daughter 
Annabelle Hayes, both of Lake 
Isabella; three grandchildren, 
Christina, Lindsay and Krystal. 

Mr. Hayes was a member of 
the C.B. club and known to his 
friends by his handle, "Jose." He 
was a resident of the Kern Valley 
for the past 18 years. 

Born March 24, 1927 in 
California, Joseph Raymond 
Hayes, Sr., was 61. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wed nesday 
Aug. 10, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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Aug. 10, 1988 

OBITUARY 



113 



LIZ ODELL 

A memorial service was 
conducted Thursday, Aug. 4 at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Elizabeth A. "Liz" Odell of 
Bodfish. Officiating was Joel 
As tor "0$ Valley Mortuary staff. 
Mrs. Odell passed away Aug. 1 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 
She is survived by her son and 
daughter-in-law Stephen dnd 
Joan Odell of Redding; daughters 
Lorin and son-in-law Stewart 
Strain of Bodfish. Chris and son- 
in-law Gary Richardson of 
Lomita; grandchildren Pamela 
Jean Anderson of Bakersfield, 
Michael James Bewley of 
Ridgcrest, Randall Allan 
Bewley of Ridgecrest, Viclci Lynn 
Richardson of Lomita, Lisa 
Marie Richardson of Lomita, 
Andy Odell of Simi Valley, Tony 
Odell of Malibu, Stephanie Davis 
of Simi Valley, Mike Odell of 
Redding; sisters Helen Archer of 
Santa Rosa, Patricia Scalise of 
Sacramento, Babas McDonald of 
Lacey, Washington, Jane Archer 
of Sausalita and four great 
grandchildren . 

Liz Odell was retired from the 
Western Greyhound Lines Corp 
and had been a resident of the 
Kern Valley since 1983. 
Born March 6, 1917 in Moss 
Beach, California, Elizabeth Ann 
Odell was 71. 
Interment of cremated 
remains at the Lee Vining 
Cemetery. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Ray M. Fox 

Ray M. Fox of Lake Isabella 
passed away July 30 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife 
Arleta of Lake Isabella. Ray Fox 
was a Korean War Veteran of the 
U.S. Navy who served aboard the 
U.S.S. El Dorado (AGC-11). 

He was a member of Disabled 
American Veterans, KRV 
Chapter 54 where he held the post 
of Officer of the Day for nearly 
ten years. 

Born June 22, 1909 in Ft. 
BidwellrCalJfornla, Ray Marvin 
Fox was 59. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



J. Sterling Pierce 

A funeral service was 
conducted July 29 at the 
Committal Chapel of Kern Valley 
Cemetery for J. Sterling Pierce 
of Bodfish. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Beebe, Pastor of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church. Mr. Pierce passed away 
July 26 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He Is survived by his wife of 29 
years. Jacqueline of Bodfish; son 
Larry Pierce of Lake Isabella 
and son Terry Pierce also of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Pierce was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Navy who 
served In both the Atlantic and 
Pacific abroad the U.S.S. Eagle 
as a radioman. He was awarded 
seven battle stars. 

Born April 9, 1924 in Ashland, 
Oregon, J. Sterling Pierce was 81 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
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Wednesday 
Aug. 10, 1988 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



John Johnson 

A memorial service was 
conducted Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 
KRV Masonic Temple James 
Road Kernville for John Johnson 
of Weldon. Officatlng were 
officers of KRV Masonic Lodge 
No. 827 F & AM. Mr. Johnson 
passed away July 29 in Weldon. 

He is survived by his wife of 27 
years, Julia of Weldon; son 
James of Canyon Country, 
Stephen of Burbank, Scott of 
Ventura, Cory of Glendale; 
brother Stanley Johnson of 
California. 

John Johnson was retired from 
the Burbank City Police Dept. He 
was a member of the Masons, 
Elks and was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past 14 years. 
Interment of cremated remains 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Ray H. Williams 

Kaymond H. WiUlams ot Laite 
Isabella passed away July 27 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his daughter 
Lorraine Vasquez of Laguna 
Niguel. 

Born July 31, 1902 in Arkansas, 
Raymond Hugo Williams was 85. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Harvey Hicks 

Harvey L. Hicks of Kernville 
passed away July 27 at Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his brother 
William E. Hicks of Wofford 
Heights. 

Born April 1, 1915 in Tennessee, 
Harvey Lee Hicks was 73. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Charles F. Ashley 

A funeral service was 
conducted July 29 at the 
Committal Chapel of Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Charles Ashley of 
Weldon. Officiating was Pastor 
Charles Smith of Weldon 
Methodist Church. Mr. Ashley 
passed away July 25 at ihe Loma 
Linda University Medical Center 
in I-oma Linda. 

He is survived by his wife uf 50 
years Dorothy uf Weldon; 
children Fred. Carl. Brad and 
Lirry. Mr. A.'hley was preceded 
in death by a son, Ronald. He is 
survived by 13 grandchildren, 6 
great grandchildren. 

He was a member of the 
Sidewalk C.B.er's and was known 
by his handle, "Big Foot." 

Charles Ashley was a WWII 
veteran of the U.S. Army; and 
retired from Douglas Aircraft. 

Born Aug. 4, 1918 in Bedford, 
Indiana, Charles Frederick 
Ashley was 69. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
LciiicUry. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Aug. 17, 1988 

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Edward A. Zuber William Van Pelt Oakley E. Kent 



A funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday Aug. 16 at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel, for 
Edward A. Zuber of Walker 
Basin. Officiating was Dr. Jony 
Corbaley, Pastor of the Mt. View 
So. Baptist Chruch, Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Zuber passed away at 
home following illness on Aug. 13. 

He is survived by his wife, Joan 
of Walker; son Tom of Harbor 
City, daughters Cindy Cheny of 
I xjiiiila, Traci Wilson of Kernville 
and three grandchildren. 

Mr. Zuber was a WW II veteran 
of the U.S. Marine Corps. Born 
Nov, ?ti, 192^ in Pennsylvania, 
1-dward Arthur Zuber was (i3. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery, Wofford Heights. 



Russel Ulvig 

Russell Ulvig of Kernville 
passed away Aug. 6 at the Kern 
Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife 
Martha of Kernville; son Gary of 
Kernville; sisters Ruth Watson 
and Gladys Pollock both of Playa 
Del Rey; niece Debra Watson of 
Boulder, Colorado, Gall Del Torto 
of Los Angeles; great nephew 
Patrick James Watson of 
Boulder, Colorado. 

Born June 21, 1915 in Minnehah 
County, South Dakota, Russell 
Idor Ulvig was 73. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Graveside services were held 
Saturday, Aug. 8 at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for William R. Van 
Pelt, who passed away Aug. 1 in 
Orange, California. 

Born Nov. 12, 1907 In Orange 
City, Iowa, Mr. Van Pelt moved to 
Glendale In 1924. He went into 
partnership with Howard Stevens 
in a Monrovia dealership. He 
purchased the Glendale Motor 
Car Company in 1940. He was 
former Captain of the Glendale 
Mounted Police. Mr. Van Pelt 
was a member of the Elks Lodge, 
of Glendale, one of the founders 
of the Glendale Verdugo Club, 
former president of the Glendale 
Humane Society, the Glendale 
Masons and Glendale. ShcJne 
Club. 

He loved horses and owned a 
horse ranch in Chatsworth until 
1U53. 

Mr. Van Pelt moved to 
Kernville in 1973. 

He is survived by his son 
Joseph Van Pelt of Glendale, 
daughters Joan Burhenn of La 
Canada, Karen Miller of Orange; 
seven grandchildren, one great 
grandchild; sister Evelyn Van 
Der Wilt of Mesa, Arizona. 



Oakley E. Kent of KeraviUe 
passed away Aug. 8 at home 
following illness. He is survived 
by wife Ann of Kernville; son 
Bernard Kent of Florida; brother 
Charles Kent of Red Bluff. 

During WW II, Oakley Kent 
served as a civilian Ferry Pilot of 
Military Aircraft in the "Ferry 
Command". Later he instructed 
British R.A.F. cadets in flying. In 
addition to his lifelong love of 
aviation, Mr. Kent was a Mason 
for 57 years, a member of the 
Oddfellows and the Kernville 
United Methodist Church. 
Memorial services are pending. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Aug. 24, 1988 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



MARLU ANN PHILLIPS 

A funeral service was held 
Saturday, Aug. 20 at noon for 
Marlu Ann Phillips of Lake 
Isabella. Officiating was pastor 
Duane Splawn of the Kern River 
Valley Christian Church, with 
interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. 

Mrs. Phillips is survived by her 
husband Rick of Lake Isabella, 
daughters Annette, Michelle, 
sons Rickey and Jimmy all of 
Lake Isabella, her mother and 
father Mr. and Mrs. Lewis 
Caster . 

Mrs. Phillips was born June 8 
1950 in Springfield, Illinois and 
died Aug. 17 in Los Angeles. She 
was 38 . 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



RUTH ELIZABETH BAKER 

Ruth Elizabeth Baker of Lake 
Isabella passed away Aug. 12. 
Mrs. Baker was born July 17, 
1900 in Buffalo, New York. 
She is survived by her husband, 
Edwin Henry Baker, who is now 
in a rest home in Arvin, son Bud 
Shelly of Aqua Dulce and a 
stepdaughter, Janice Genetry of 
Alpine . 

Graveside service was held 
Aug. 17 at Glen Haven Cemetery 
in San Fernando. 
Both were active members of 
the Lake Isabel la-Bod f ish 
property owners association. 



Henry Clay Kivett 

A graveside service was held 
Friday , Aug. 19 at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery at 10 a.m. for 
Henry Clay Kivett. Officiating 
was Pastor James Lee of the 
Valley Community Church. 

Mr. Kivett was preceded in 
death by his wife Ix>is in 1984. He 
is survived by his son Jack Kivett 
of Burbank; daughter Gayle 
Kasmussen of Woodland Hills, 3 
grandchildren and 1 great 
grandc hild. Mr Kivett was also a 
Mason. 

Mr. Kivett was born April 9, 
1905 in Indiana and died Aug. 16 
inCanogaPark. He was 83 years 
old, and had been a resident of 
Wofford Heights. 



Herman Michial 
Montgomery 

A graveside service was field 
Monday, August 22 at 11 a.m. at 
the Kern River Valley Cemetery 
for Herman Michial Montgomery 
of Weldon. Officiating was Pastor 
James Lee of the Valley 
Community church. 

Mr. Montgomery was born 
Aug. 28, 1923 in Missouri and died 
Aug. 14 in Mt. Mesa. He was 64. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Robert James 
Spencer 

A memorial service was held 
Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. at 
the First Presbyterian Church of 
Bishop for Robert James Spencer 
of Bishop. Officiating was Rev. 
Dan Wilison. 

Mr. Spencer was born Jan. 24, 
1909 in Ohio and died Aug. 14 in 
a Bakersfield hospital. He was 79. 

He is survived by his brother 
Paul Spencer of Kernville, sister 
Elizabeth Savers of Bishop and 
five nieces and nephews. 



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OBITUARY 
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LANA LOUISE YARBROUGH 

A funeral service was held 
Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel in Lake 
Isabella for Lana Louise 
Yarbrough, 43 of Bakersfield. 
Officiating will be Chaplain 
Dennis L. Parks, director of 
Pastoral care, San Joaquin 
Community Hospital. 
She is survived by her husband 
of 19 years, Claude Yarbrough of 
Bakersfield; daughters Lena L. 
Garcia of San Fernando, Lisa 
Miller of Anaheim, Lori 
Yarbrough of Bakersfield; 
brother Frank Andrew of 
Bakersfield, Tony Lamping of 
California; sisters Joni Lanza of 
Lake Isabella, Sharon Caughlin 
of Mt. Mesa; mother Betty 
Andrew of Lake Isabella; 
grandparents John and Mi mi 
Roller of Mt. Mesa; and three 
grandchildren . 

Mrs. Yarbrough was born Nov. 
27, 1944 in Bakersfield. Interment 
will be at Kern Valley Cemetery 
in Wofford Heights. 



Wednesday 
Sept. 7, 1988 

OBITUARY 

Henry Clay 
Peterson 

A funeral service was held 
Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 11 a.m. at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapei for 
Henry Clay Peterson of Mt. 
Mesa. Officiating were the 
officers of the Rldgecr«t Elks 
Lodge No. 1913 and Father David 
Grahm of St. Peter's Episcopal 
Church of Kenvllle. 

Mr. Peterson was born Dec. 1, 
1905 in Colorado and died at his 
residence in Mt. Mesa after a 
long illness Aug. 27. He was 82 
years old. 

He is survived by his daughter 
Janet Wolsey Cline of 
Washington, daughter Dlan 
Downs of Colorado; sisters 
Elanor Pearl Baxter of Oregon, 
Dorothy Betterton of Lake 
Isabella; 6 grandchildren and 8 
great grandchildren and.a dear 
friend Ava Colescott of Lake 
Isabella. 

He was a member of 
Ridgecrest Elks Lodge, Sidewalk 
C.Ber's Sideband club, Mountain 
Airs C.B. club and his handle was 
Ham Sandwich. He received .a 
Presidential appointment to the 
Naval Academy at Annapoiils, 
MD in 1926. He was a 15 year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 

Interment at the Kern Vajley 
Cemetery. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 

Hoy Wilson Cloud 

Private services will be held 
for Roy Wilson Cloud of Weldon. 

Mr. Cloud was born April 4, 
1913 in California and died Aug. 
30, in Mt. Mesa. He was 75 years 
old. 

He is survived by his wife of 53 
years, Rosemarie of Weldon; son 
Allan Cluud of Santa Barbara; 
daughter Linda Swanson of 
Bakersfield; sister Viola Webb of 
Idaho; 4 grandsons. 

He was a long time supporter 
of the Coleta Valley Little 
Uague, a member of the Mooae 
and an 11 year resident of the 
Kern Valley 

Cremation arrangements by 
Val!<.y Mortuary. 



k'ERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
11 S Sept. 7, 194 



Wednesday 
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BENNIE "B.C." CLARENCE JARRELL 

Private services were held for 
Bennie Clarence Jarrell of Lake 
Isabella. Mr. Jarrell was born 
Oct. 8, 1 9 U 2 in Mississippi and 
died Aug. 29 in Bakersf ie Id . He 
was 85 . 

He is survived by his son Jerry 
Jarrell of Sunland, son Bennie 
Jarrell Jr. of Bakersfield; son 
Mike Jarrell of Mississippi; 
daughter Loretla Spencer of 
Bakersfield; 16 grandchildren; '. 
great grandchildren; brothers 
Pat Jarrell of Texas and 
Freeman Jarrell of Texas and 
Pierce Jarrell of Pennsylvania. 
Mr. Jarrell was an 8 year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 



Marguerite 
Lawler 

A funeral service was held at 
the Mormon Church in Westlake 
for Marguerite Lawler, hoe 
passed away on Aug. 19. 

Lawler came to the valley in 
1964 and shortly thereafter she 
began practicing real estate. She 
opened her own office for a while 
and then joined partners with Ida 
Harris. Ailer lawler and Harris, 
she joined Mike Franklin with an 
KRA franchise. Most recently, 
she hung her license with Century 
21. 

Lawler was very active in the 
sales of many of the subdivision 
lots of the valley and had many 
customers who remember her 
gentle, profesional way of selling 
real estate. 

She is survived by a daughter, 
Jeannine Cason and a son, Bill 
Lawler, '7 grandchildren and 13 
great grandchildren. 

The Kern River Lake Isabella 
Board of Realtors will miss 
Lawler. She was a founding 
member of the board in 1973 and 
contributed toward the growth 
and success of the local group. 



JAMES WILLIAM MACBRIDE 

James William MacBride, 89 of 
Squirrel Valley died at his 
residence on Aug. 24 after a long 
illness . 

Mr. MacBride was born Aug. 
15, 1899 in Ohio. He was employed 
by the City of San Francisco as a 
photographer until his 
retirement . 

He is preceded in death by his 
wife, Mary in April of this year. 
He is survived by his brother 
Ed MacBride of Canada, and his 
sister Isabell of CA . his neice 
Marion Nicoll of Weldon. Mr. 
MacBride was cremated and he 
and his wife's ashes will be 
scattered at sea. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Lester Woodrow 
Tietgen 

A funeral service was 
conducted Tuesday, Sept. 8 at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Lester Woodrow Tietgen of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating 
were the officers of Kern.VaUey 
Valley Elks Lodge No. 2368 with 
interment following at the Kerji 
Valley cemetery. 

Mr. Tietgen Ls survived by nil 
wife of 23 years, Geo of Wofford 
Heights ; stepsons Don and Gary 
Guttery; sister Mary Plahn of 
Nebraska; 2 grandchildren and 3 
great grandchildren. Mr. Tietgen 
owned and operated Tietgen T.V. 
In Wofford Heights for many 
years and was a 23 year resident 
of the Kern Valley and a 30 year 
member of the Elks, a member 
of the El Segundo Rod and Gun 
Club, Dam Dancers, and Kern 
Valley Golf club. 

Mr. Tietgen was born In 
Carroll, Nebraska on Oct 23, 1918 
and died at the V.A. Hospital In 
Fresno on Sept. 1. He was 74. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wed nesda y 
Sept. 7, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Sept. 14, 1988 

OBITUARY 



119 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 



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Martha B. 
Lankford 

A funeral service was 
conducted Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 
the Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Martha B. Lankford of Lake 
Isabella, Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Beebe, Pastor of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church, of Lake Isabella. Mrs. 
lankford passed away Sept. 10 at 
Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband 
Willis 'Lanky' Lankford of Lake 
Isabella; daughters Linda 
intelkofer of Oregon, Micahle 
Davis of Chatsworth, Sally 
Merservy of Utah, Danielle 
Smith of Ramona, Sharon Smith 
of Oregon and Carla Larsen of 
Washington; sister Glaye 
Seahaffer of Illinois; 21 
grandchildren. 

Martha was a member of the 
Women of the Moose, VFW 
Ladies Auxiliary and the Eagles 
Auxiliary. She had been a 
resident of the valley for the past 
ten years. 

Born June 17, 1917 in Winnetka, 
Cook County, illinois, Martha 
Brigetta Lankford was 71. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Margaret I. Law 

A funeral service will be 
conducted graveside at the Kern 
River Valley cemetery, Wofford 
Heights for Margaret I. Law of 
Bodfish. Officiating will be father 
David Graham, Fastor of the St. 
Peter's Episcopal Church of 
KernvUle. Mrs. Law passed away 
Sept. 17 at home after illness. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 33 years, Norman of Bodfish; 
sons Norman R. Law, Jeffrey M. 
Law; daughters Patricia 
Cassaro, Mellis Vieira and eight 
grandchildren. 

Born Sept. 30, 1832 in Fremont, 
Dodge County, Nebraska, 
Margaret Isabel I.aw was 55. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. Arrangements 
by Valley Mortuary. 



Sam Marshall 

Donald George "Sam" 
Marshall passed away quietly at 
home in Wofford Heights on Sept. 
13. 

He is survived by his mother, 
Vera Marshall of Sonoma; one 
brother and sister. He is also 
survived by his good friend Pat 
Hue and her family of Wofford 

Heights. 

Sain Marshall was a WW II 
veteran and had lived in the Kern 
Valley for the past 25 years. 

Born June 9, 1926 in Burbank, 
Donald George Marshall was 62. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. Interment of 
cremated remains at the U.S. 
National Cemetery, Riverside. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
Sept. 21, 1988 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Sept. 21, 10RH 

OBITUARY 



121 



ARTHUR M. SCHEHL 

A memorial servi 
conducted Thursd 
the Valley Mort 
Lake Isabella fo 
Schehl of Weldon 
Rev. Floyd Casti 
United Fellowshi 
Tehachapi. Mr. S 
away Sept . 11 at 
Bakersfield . 
He is survived b 
years. Phyllis o 
daughters Doroth 
Santa Fe Springs 
of Rialto, Patri 
Salinas; six gra 
great-grandchild 
nephews of River 
Mr. Schehl was a 
veteran of the U 
member of the Mo 
year resident of 
Cremation arrang 
Valley Mortuary , 
cremated remains 
Cemetery, Rivers 



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La Verne Adames 

A funeral service was conducted 
Wednesday, Sept. 7 al the Valley 
lUuriuary Chapel In Lake 
Isabella for La Verne Adames of 
I-ake Isabella. Officiating was 
Rev. John Carpenter, Pastor of 
the Church of the Nazarene of 
Lake Isabella. Mrs. Adames 
passed away Sept. 2 at the Kero 
Valley Hospital. 

She is survived by her husband 
Louis of Lake Isabella, children 
and grandchildren. 

Born Jan. 27, 1919 In Oklahoma, 
Effie La Verne Adames was 69. 

Interment at the Kern River 
Valley Cemetery. ArrangementJ 
by Valley Mortuary. 



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who died Thurs 
Good Samaritan 
Oregon . Mrs . S 
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daughter Nancy 
and one son, L 
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harpe, of Oregon, 
day, Sept. 8 at the 

Hospital in 
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Beulah L. Wells 

Beulah Lucille Wells passed 
away on Aug. 8, at Flagship 
Healthcare Center, Newport 
Beach. She was 88 years old. 

Since 1980, Mrs. Wells has been 
known by her C.B. handle, 
Nugget. 

She was born in Rogers, Texas 
on Dec. 13, 1899. In 1923, she came 
to the Kern Valley, left one year 
later and returned in 1979. Since 
1981, she made her home with her 
daughter Lilli Ansaldo of 
Kernville. 

She is survived by her 
daughters Lilli, Edna Cameron of 
Costa Mesa and Margaret 
Henline of Houston, Texas; son 
J.D. Gilbert, of Ventura, 8 
grandchildren, 13 great 
grandchildren and one great- 
great grandson. 

Cryptside services were held 
Aug. 13 at Harbor Forest Lawn in 
Costa Mesa. 



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KERN VALLEY SUN 

Wednesday 
Sept. 21, 1988 

OBITUARY 



JOHN L. STEELE 



John L. Steele of Wofford 
Heights passed away Sept. 7 at 
the Verdugo Hills Hosptial in 
Glendale . 

He is survived by his wife of 26 
years Ruth of Wofford Heights, 
son John Gary Steele of Kansas, 
Larry Steel of Kansas, brothers 
George and Joe both of Kansas; 
sister Larene Steele of Kansas; 
three grandchildren. 
John Steele was a member of 
the Elks, Moose and VFW KRV 
Post 7665. He was a 19 year 
resident of the Kern River 
Valley. 

A memorial service for John 
Steele was conducted at the Elks 
Lodge in Wofford Heights on 
Sept. 14. A WWII veteran of the 
U.S. Army, John Steele qualified 
as expert, the highest level of 
marksmanship on the Thompson 
sub-machine gun and the 
Browning light machine gun. He 
applied these shills in defense of 
this nation at Normandy, 
Northern France, the Rhineland, 
the Ardennes Forest and central 
Europe as a Sargeant with the 
635th Tank Destroyer Battation. 
Born April 7, 1913 in Arma , 
Kansas, John L. Steele was 75 
years of age. Cremation 
arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary, Interment of 
cremated remains at the U.S. 
National Cemetery, Riverside. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesday 
Sept. 28, 



1988 



Wednesday 
Oct. 5, 1988 



1 23 



OBITUARY 



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Walter Henry 
Lieffring 

A funeral service was held Fri- 
day, Sept. 23 at 11:00 a.m. at the 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for 
Walter Henry Lieffring of Lake 
Isabella. 

Officiating were the officers of 
the KRV Masonic Lodge no. 827 
F&M and Pastor David Snow of 
the First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Mr. Lieffring Is survived by his 
sisters Mabel Smith of Anaheim, 
Ethel Naberhaus of Florida, 
Hazel Wynne of Nevada and 

Florence Behnlng of Utah. 

Walter H. Lieffring was a 
Mason and a member of the Odd- 
fellows and a 17-year resident of 
the Kern Valley. 

He was born June 10, 1913 in 
Kansas and died Sept. 19 in 
Ridgecrest. Walter was 75 years 
old. Interment will be Monday, 
Sept. 28 at Forest Lawn, 
Glendale. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Margaret Nell 
Collins 

Margaret N. Collins, beloved 
wife of W. Howard Collins passed 
away Sept. 23 at Bakersfleld 
Memorial Hospital following a 
long illness. 

Margaret was born Nov. 27, 
1927 in Waco, Texas and was 80 
years old. She was a 23 year 
resident of Lake Isabella and a 17 
year employee of Community 
First Bank, serving In capacities 
from loan officer, assistant 
manager, and manager. Ill 
health forced her to retire three 
years ago. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Howard of 24 years of Lake 
Isabella; son Howard Collins of 
Ridgecrest, son Gregory Furtsch 
of Apple Valley; daughter Linda 
Collins of Wofford Heights, 
daughter Cynthia Thill of Lake 
Isabella; mother Mildred 
Windsor of Torrange and five 
grandchildren. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



David Crockett 
Barton, Jr. 



A graveside service was held 
Sept. 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery for David 
Crockett Barton Jr. of Lake 
Isabella. 

Officiating was Dr. Jerry Cor- 
baley, pastor of the Mt. View 
Southern Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella. 

Barton is survived by his wife 
of 24 years, Ruth of Lake 
Isabella, daughter Patsi Eccles 
of Canada, granddaughter Shaw 
Korick of Canada, sister Myrtle 
Robinspn of Roscoe, Texas. 

Mr. Barton was born Dec. 2, 
1912 in Haskell, Texas and died at 
his residence in Lake Isabella 
Sept. 19, 1988. He was 75 years 
old. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Max Richard Dorris 

A graveside service was held 
Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. at the 
U.S. National Cemetery In 
Riverside for Max Richard 
Dorris of Weldon. Officiating was 
Joel Astor of Valley Mortuary. 

Max was born June 11, 1926 in 
Texas and died Sept. 28 In 
Bakersfleld. He was 62. 

Mr. Dorris served In WWII and 
the Korean War and employed as 
a machinist for 25 years and last 
employed by AEROJET GeneraL 

He is survived by his wife 
Rosella of Weldon. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Wednesday 
Oct. 12, 1988 



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Oct. 12, 191 



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Oct. 12, 1988 



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Lois Maxine Scofield 

A^wnreside service wm hajd 
Tuesday,' Oct. 4 at Forest Lawn" 
Covlna for Lois Maxine Scofield 
of Paramont. Officiating was Mel 
Hetrlck of Valley Mortuary. 

Mrs. Scofield was born July 3, 
1917 in Kansas and died Sept. 30 
in San Dimas at the age of 71. 

She is survived by her daughter 
and son in law Dorothy and Dick 
Allison of Bodfish; sons Robert 
Scofield of Paramount, Carl 
Scofield of Lakewood, daughter 
Deanne Rearick of Monrovia; 
sister Thelma Chapman of 
Glendora; 10 grandchildren and 
6 great-grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Phillip Fallis 

Phillip Fallis, 75, Lake Isabella 
died on Sept. 23 in a Ventura 
hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Fallis was born Sept. 21, 
1913 in Witten, South Dakota. He 
moved to Lake Isabella from 
China Lake In 1969. 

He was a retired shop foreman 
with the United States Navy Civil 
Service for 32 years. He was a 
member of St. Jude Catholic 
Church and a member of the Elks 
Lodge, Loyal Order of Moose and 
the Eagles Lodge. 

He Is survived by his wife Edith 
of Lake Isabella; daughter and 
son-in-law Beverly and Ellis 
Jump of Ventura; grandsons 
Lucas Emmanuel Turse and 
Chad Nicholas Turse of Ventura ; 
sister Irene Belfany of Mission, 
South Dakota and Elizabeth 
LeClalr of Fontana. 

Burial was held at the Ivy 
Lawn Cemetery in Ventura. 



Erwin William 
Lederhause 

A memorial service was held 
Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Kern 
Valley Moose Lodge in Lake 
Isabella for Erwin William 
Lederhause of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating were the officers of 
Moose Lodge 49«. 

Mr. Lederhause was born Aug. 
10, 1916 in Wisconsin and died 
Oct. 6 in Mt. Mesa, be was 72. 

He is survived by his wife of 48 
years Freida of Lake Isabella; 
daughter and son In Law William 
and Barbara Nelson of Simi 
Valley; brother Harvey 
Lederhause of Wisconsin. 2 
grandchiiden. 

Mr. Lederhause was a 10 
resident of the Kern Valley 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Conrad "Connie" 
William Barnett 

Conrad "Connie" William 
Barnett of Lake Isabella died at 
his residence on Wednesday, Oct. 
5. 

Mr. Barnett was born in New 
York on March 6, 2918 and was 70. 

He is survived by his wife Mary 
Barnett of Lake Isabella; sons 
Kenneth Barnett of Odessa, 
Texas, Reggie Barnett of Odessa, 
Texas; sister Zora Walrath of 
Lake Isabella and brother James 
Barnett of Florida. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Dorothea Anderson 

Dorothea Anderson of Wofford 
Heights passed away Oct. 9 in the 
home of her daughter and son-in- 
law in Whittier. She was 89 years 
old. 

Dorothea had been a resident 
of Wofford Heights for the past 20 
years. She came to this country 
in 1922. 

She Is survived by her daughter 
of Whitter, one grandson, Gene 
Anderson and family of 
lakewood. sister, Helena Ellis of 
Wofford Heights. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband Harry who passed away 
in 1985. 



KERN VALLEY SUN 



Wednesda y 
Oct. 19, 19! 

OBITUARY 



Wednesday 
Oct. 19, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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WALLACE JAMES TURNER, SR. 

Funeral services were held in the 
Mish Funeral Home in Oildale for 
Wallace James Turner, Sr. who 
died Oct. 6. Rev Vernon Carr 
officiated. Graveside services 
followed at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery . 

Mr. Turner was a native of 
Columbia, Mo. He moved to Taft 
in 1921 and in 1974 moved to 
Tehachapi. After his retirement 
he moved to Onyx. He was a 
member of the Pentecostal 
Church of God in Taft and was a 
Veteran of World War II having 
served in the U.S. Army. He was 
employed by the County of Kern 
in the Parks and Recreation 
Dept. and was attached to the 
Tehachapi Mountain park for 
over 15 years. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Emma Ruth Turner for over 40 
years; children Ruth Jeanette 
Morse and Amy Lucille Godvin of 
Bakersfield; Nancy Jollene Dietz 
and Mary Esther Turner both of 
Onyx and Wallace James Turner, 
Jr. of San Diego, brothers Austin 
and Ted Turner, both of Taft; 
grandchildren Jason, Scotty, 
Sarah, Eric, Karie and Jennifer. 
In lieu of flowers, the family 
requests donations to the Kern 
County Cancer Society or 
Hospice . 



Dewitt David 
Newman 

A graveside service was held 
Thursday, June 18 at Kern Valley 
Cemetery for Dewitt David 
Newman of Lake Isabella. 
Officiating was his son Pastor 
David Newman of Nebraska. 

Mr. Newman was born Nov. 27, 
1909 In Arkansas and died June 14 
In Bakersfield. He was 78. 

He Is survived by his son David 
Newman of Nebraska; daughter 
Diana Granger of CA; sister 
Doris Powell, and two 
grandchildren. 



Edward Frazer 

Edward A. Frazer passed 
away Oct. 9 in Van Nuys after a 
brief illness. Mr. Frazer was bijm 
May 8, 1909. 

He was a resident of Wofford 
Heights since 1971 after working 
43 years for Caltrans. He was a 
member of the Kern Valley Golf 
Course. 

He is survived by two 
daughters Sally Giroud of Van 
Nuys and Carole Nielsen of 
Pasadena, five, grandchildren 
and four great grandchildren and 
his brother Charles Frazer of 
Wofford Heights. 

At his request, no funeral 
services were held. 



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ESTHER MEIER ANDERSON 

Services were held at the 
Montecito Memorial Park in San 
Bernardino for Esther Meier 
Anderson, 86 of Camarillo who 
died Oct. 4 at the Pleasant Valley 
Extended Care unit. 
Esther Anderson was born in 
Denmark in 1903 and lived in 
Wofford Heights for Many years, 
before moving to Ventura. 
She is survived by a daughter 
Constance Tveit of Ventura; 
grandsons Carl and Russell Tveit 
of Ventura and granddaughter 
Holly Tveit of Canoga Park. 



Leon J. Astor 

A graveside service waj beld 
Monday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. at 
Lakeside Memorial Park In 
Miami, Florida for Leo J. Astor 
of Bakersfleld. 

Leo was born Dec. 4, 1899 In 
Poland and died Oct. 3 at his 
home in Bakersf ield. Leo was 83 
years old and a nine year resident 
of Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his sons, Joel 
Astor of Bakersf ield, David Astor 
of Lake Isabella, Stanley Astor of 
Bergen Court, New Jersey and 
five grandchildren and three 
great grandchildren. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



RAYMOND JOSEPH BENCOMA , JR. 

Raymond Joseph Bencoma jr. 
passed away at the age of 2 4 in 
August . 

He was born Nov. 26, 1963 at 
Schurz, Nevada. Graveside 
services were held at the Schurz 
Indian Cemetery. 

Survivors include two children 
Vanessa Ann Bencoma, 4 and 
Nathan Joseph Bencoma, 2; 
mother Flora Rambeau ; 
sisters Darla Sepsey, Tammy 
Rambeau and Jeri Rambeau; 
brothers, Harold Bencoma of Big 
Pine, and Bernard Rambeau of 
Schurz; aunts Shirley Eagle and 
Pauline Powel and Trudy 
Bencoma, uncles Franic Quartz 
and Rick Quartz of Schurz, 
Monty, Donald, Nick and Gary 
Bencoma and Virgil Eller. He is 
also survived by a grandfather, 
Jake Vipont, 98 of Schurz. 
He was active in boxing and 
baseball . 



Edna Roberta 
Kingsland 

A commital chapel service was 
held Wednesday Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. 
at the Kern Valley Cemetery for 
Edna Roberta Kingsland of 
Squirrel Valley. Officiating was 
pastor Wayne Beebe of the 
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran 
Church of Lake Isabella. 

Edna was born in Oklahoma on 
Sept. 27. 1918 and died Oct. 9, in 
Mt. Mesa. She was 70 years old. 

She is survived by her husband, 
Ralph of 18 years of Squirrel 
Valley; son Dana Little of 
Salinas; brother Charles Farmer 
of Redlands and mother Hilda 
Farmer. Edna was a 13 year 
resident of the Kern Valley. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



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Phyllis A. Dempsey 

Services were held Monday, Oct. 
17 at the White and Day Mortuary 
in Manhattan Beach for Phyllis 
A. Dempsey of Kernvllle, with 
graveside services following on 
Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Kern 
Valley cemetery for Phyllis 
Dempsey of Kernville. Pastor 
Charles SMlth of the Weldon. 
Methodist Church officiated. 
Church. 

Phyllis was born May 12 in 
Culver City and died Oct. 14 in 
Redondo Beach. She was 61 years 
old. 

She is survived by her husband, 
John Sr.; five sons Larry Miller 
of El Cajon, Kirk Miller of 
Venice, Martin and James 
Dempsey both of Torrance and 
John Dempsey II of Redondo 
Beach; a sister Esther Amin of 
Culver City; two brothers Elmer 
Cook of Culver City and Harry 
Cook of Escondido and seven 
grandchildren. Phyllis and John 
are the owners of Sierra Sporting 
Goods In Kernville. 



John Vincent 
Leary, Jr. 

A funeral mass was held 
Thursday, Oct. 20 at St. Jude's 
Parish Catholic Church for John 
Vincent Leary Jr. of Van Nuys. 
Officiating was Rev. Monslgnor 
A.G. Herdegen of St. Jude 
Parish. 

John was born May 22, 1939 in 
Waterbury, Connecticut and died 
as the result of a traffic accident 
in Los Angeles on Oct. 15. John 
was 49. 

He is survived by his mother 
Dorothy Handel of Lake Isabella; 
brother Andrew Leary of 
Kernville, James Leary of Santa 
Monica and was a member of the 
Moose Lodge 498 in Lake 
Isabella. 



Gladys Maurine 
Cook McCollum 

Gladys Maurine Cook 
McCollum of Kernville passed 
away on Monday, Oct. 24, 1988, at 
the age of 74. 

A graveside service is schedul- 
ed for today, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. at 
Kern Valley Cemetery. 

She was born on June 11, 1914, 
In Osceola, Iowa. Her family 
moved to California, and she 
graduated from Colton High 
School in 1931. 

She attended San Bernardino 
Valley College before moving on 
to obtain her degree in sociology 
from the University of Southern 
California In 1935. She then work- 
ed in the child welfare field, 
operating a day nursery during 
World War II. 

She was married to Sidney 
McCollum in Tacoma, Wash., in 
1945. 

The McCollums moved to 
Kernville in 1966, where Mr. 
McCollum was employed by 
Southern California Edison Co. as 
a maintenance supervisor. 

Thoir daughter, Sharon, serves 
rib postmaster in Onyx. 

In lieu of flowers, the family re- 
quests that donations be made to 
the American Diabetes Associa- 
tion, the American Heart 
Association or the Arthritis Foun- 
dation of America. 



Glen Homer Watson 

A memorial service will be 
held Saturday, Oct. 29 at 12:30 
p.m. at Scodie Park in Onyx for 
Glen Homer Watson of Onyx. 

Glen was born Nov. 21, 1920 in 
California and died at his 
residence on Oct. 14. 

He is survived by his wife 
Cynthia of Onyx; daughter Cindy 
Nlssen of Onyx; sons Dale 
Watson of Huntington Beach, Rex 
Dalby; brothers Charles Watson 
of Onyx, Percy Watson of Sylmar 
and Howard Watson; slaters 
Mary Matson of Oregon, Norma 
Jones of Fresno, Pat Kubelka of 
Burbank and three 

grandchildren. 



Allison Glauser 

Allison Glauser was born Oct. 
29 in Michigan and died at her 
residence in Wofford Heights on 
Oct. 18. She was 81. 

She Is survived by her husband 
of 39 years Max Glauser of 
Wofford Heights; son Max 
Glauser, Jr. of Bakersfield; 
daughter Janet Ruffin of 
Riverside; sister Elane Mackie 
of Los Angeles and four 
grandsons. 

Allison Glauser was a nine- 
year resident of the Kern Valley. 



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Ernest Lawrence Scarlet of 
BodfLsh passed away Oct. 26 at 
the Lakeview Guest Home in 
Wofford Heights. 

He is survived by his wife, 
Emma of Bodfish; daughters 
Carma Kammerman of Santa 
Ana, Doris Greenwood of 
Alhambra, Irene Zeman of 
Diamond Bar; son Donald 
Scarlet of Alhambra, 14 

grandchildren and three great- 
grandchildren. 

Ernest Scarlet had followed J 
lifetime career as a brewecy 
worker employed by many oliito 
famous brewing compaalet. 
Including AuhelseriBastL 
Hamms, Beingold and Schllte. 

Born April 21. 1909 in Pa* Qty. 
Utah, Ernest Lawrence Scarlet 
was 79. 

Interment of cremated 
remains at the Wasatch Lawn 
Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



Ruth Hanson Dalao 

Ruth Hanson Dalao of 
Kernville was born Sept. 11, 1917 
in Concord, Nebraska and died 
Oct. 17 In Bakersfield. She was 71 
years old. 

She is survived by her son John 
Dalao of Lincoln, Nebraska; two 
sisters Mrs. Kenneth Johnson of 
Wofford Heights and Dorothy 
KiUlon Alexander of Nebraska. 

Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



At the request of the deceased, 
there will be no funeral services 
for Richard Arlow Stinson, 55, 
who died In Bakersfield after a 
short Illness. Private cremation 
will be held at the Mish Funeral 
Home crematory. 

Richard Stinson was born In 
Long Beach on March 18, 1933. He 
was a graduate of Paramont 
High School. He was a production 
manager for seven years and was 
employed by Cerritos Water 
Department. He was a veteran of 
the Korean Conflict and served 
with the U.S. Army. He was 
president of the Kern Valley 
Radio Amateur Club and a 
member of Lake Isabella Order 
of Eagles 3156 and Loyal Order of 
Moose no. 498. 

He Ls survived by his wife Doris 
of Onyx; son Ricky Stinson and 
Lisa Stinson, both of Lake 
Elslnore and Linda Brown of 
Germany; brothers Kenneth 
Stinsson of Modesto and sister 
Jean Herron of Norwalk; six 
grandchildren and numerous 
nieces and nephews. 



Charles Dusty Williams, of 
Lake Isabella, died Oct. 24 
age of 76 . 

Mr. Williams was a retired 
fireman, printer and musician. 
He is survived by his wife, 
Elsie; father Roger Williams o 
Sparks, Nevada; Barbara Brown 
of Fresno and Linda Brown of 
Long Beach, six grandchildren. 
A memorial service was held 
Oct. 29 at the Moose Lodge in 
Lake Isabella. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Whitehurst Funeral Service in 
Fresno. Arrangements by Mish 
Funeral Home, Oildale. 



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MABEL T. MARSH 



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A funeral service was held 
Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Kern 
Valley cemetery commital 
chapel for Mable Texie Marsh of 
Kernville. Officiating was Pastor 
Wayne Beebe of the Shepherd of 
the Hills Lutheran Church of 
Lake Isabella . 

Mabel was born March 16, 1910 
in Tomball, Texas and died Nov. 
5 in Mt. Mesa. She was 78 years 
old. 

She is survived by her husband 
of 57 years David Marsh of 
Kernville; brother Alvin 
Lambert of Ohio; sister Gladys 
Kels of Ohio, Evelyn Oyler of 
Ohio. She was preceeded in death 
by her son Blaine David Marsh in 
April 1949. Mabel was a 15 year 
old resident of the Kern Valley. 



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who passed away in San 
Francisco on Nov. 10. 
She is survived by her husband 
Herbert of Lake Isabella. 
Interment will be at the Kern 
Valley Cemetery in Wofford 
Heights. Contact Valley 
Mortuary for time and date of 
service . 



ERNEST ENDERLE 

Ernest Enderle of Oildale 

passed away Oct. 26 at Mercy 

Hospital in Bakersfield. 

He is survived by his wife, 

Ruby, children and 

grandchildren . 

Ernest Enderle was a U.S. 

Army Veteran who served during 

the Korean Conflict. 

Born Dec. 19, 1929 in Long 

Beach, Ernest Frank Enderle 

was 58 . 



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AUGUSTUS WATSON RICHARDS 



A memorial was held in Santa 
Maria for Augustus Watson 
Richards of Santa Maria. 
Mr. Richards was born Oct. 12, 
1915 and died in Mt . Mesa on Nov 
7, 1988. He was 73 years old. 
Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary . 



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JOSEPH IVAN NILSON 

Graveside services were held in 
Greenlawn Memorial Park on Nov. 10 
for Joseph Ivan Nilson, 24, who 
passed away in Bakersfield. Pastor 
David M. Snow and Lt. Gregory Horn, 
Chaplain U.S.N.R. officiated. 
Also a memorial service was held 
at First Baptist Church of Lake 
Isabella on Nov. 12, Pastor David 
Snow officiated. 

Mr. Nilson was born March 22, 1964 
in Bakersfield and resided in Lake 
Isabella all of his life. He was a boat- 
swain mate in the U.S. Navy for five 
years . 

Survivors include his wife, Kelley, 
of Bakersfield; son Matthew Joseph 
Nilson of Bakersfield; parents Dr. 
Lynn and Noreen Nilson of Lake 
Isabella; brother Fred Nilson of 
Bakersfield; grandmother Marian 
Nilson of 29 Palms; grandparents 
Bud and Agnes Remback of Lake 
Isabella; aunt Peggy Reider of 
Ridgecrest; cousin Kim Griffith of 
Ridgecrest; cousin John McNally III 
of Lancaster; aunt Judy Beaumont of . 
Bend, Oregon; cousin Greg 
Beaumont of Bend Oregon; aunt and 
uncle Linda and Albert Palmrose of 
Sierra Madre. 



Houston D. (Tex) 
Oliver 

Graveside services wilJ be held 
today, Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. 
at Kern River Valley Cemetery in 
Wofford Heights for Houston Denham 
(Tex) Oliver, a well known Kem 
River Valley resident and busines* 
owner for over 25 years who died of 
canoer in Newport, North Carolina on 
Aug. 28. He was SO. 

After serving in the Army during 
World War II, Mr. Oliver was a tool 
designer in the Los Angeles area. He 
married Sylvia Nettles in 1949. 

The Olivers moved to Onyx in July, 
1967 and became the proprietors of 
the Ranch House Cafe. Mr. Oliver 
reared when the cafe burned down in 
1969. Some of the cafe property was 
developed into a subdivision known as 
the Ranch House Estates. Mr. Oliver 
lived in the estates, on Oliver Lane, 
until 1984, when he moved to Newport, 
North Carolina. 

Mr. Oliver remained active in his 
retirement, writing two novels. He 
wrote one about his years in Texas, 
and the other about the Kem River 
Valley which he loved. 

Mr. Oliver leaves his wife, Sylvia 
Cecile Oliver of Newport, North 
Carolina, and a son, Everette Houston 
Oliver II of Columbia, Maryland. 



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CLIFFORD MOONEY 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Valley 
Mortuary Chapel, Lake Isabella for 
Clifford Mooney of Wofford Heights. 
Officiating was Ben Grant. 
Mr. Mooney passed away Nov. 16 at 
Kern Valley Hospital. 
He is survived by his wife Eldora; 
sons Cliff Mooney of Plummer, Idaho, 
Don Mooney of White Bear Lake, MI. 
Michael Mooney of Sparks, Nevada 
and Clarence Fetty of Richmond, VA; 
daughters Cheryl Grant of Simi 
Valley and Diana Knowles of 
Newhall; 12 grandsons and 6 
granddaughters and seven great- 
grandchildren . 

Mr. Mooney was born in Edmond, 
OK. on June 14, 1913 and was retired 
from Alexander's Markets in 1975. He 
was 75 years of age. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mor tuar y . 



GEORGE WILSON 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at Kern Valley Cemetery 
for George W. Wison, 69 of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Rev. John 
Carpenter, Pastor of the Church of 



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Mercy Hospital in 
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his wife of 33 
years Ann of Wofford Heights; son 
Bill Wilson of Fresno; sons George 
also of Fresno and David of 
Kernville; brothers Clarence of 
Bakersfield, Ernest of Tollhouse and 
Ralph of New York; sisters Ruby 
Glass of Watts Valley, Ula Lucky of 
Fresno, Velma Vance of Fresno and 
six grandchildren. Mr. Wilson was a 
member of the Elks and a resident of 
the Kern Valley for the past 31 years 
Mr. Wilson was a Veteran of both 
WWII and Korea. 
Interment at the Kern Valley 
cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



Douglas E. Bevan 

A memorial service was conducted 
Friday, Nov. 18 at the United 
Methodist Church in Kernville for 
Douglas E. Bevan of Kernville. 
Officiating was Rev. James S. 
McGhee, Pastor. 

Mr. Bevan passed away Nov. 14, 
the victim of a motor vehicle acddent 
on Highway 178 in the Kem Canyon. 

He Is survived by his wife, Janet of 
Kernville; son Douglas Eric of 
Kernville; daughter Laura of 
Kernville; parents Richard and 
Joann Bevan of Riverside; brother 
Thomas of Riverside and sister 
Cynthia Davis of Magalia, CA. 

Bom July 5, 1965 in Texas, Douglas 
Eric Bevan was 33. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Tex Scrifres 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Rose Hills Memorial 
Park Cemetery in Whitier on Friday, 
Nov. 18 for Adam Eruiis "Tex" Sdfres 
of Kernville. Officiating was Bruce 
Rokus of the Church of Christ in 
Whittier. Mr. Scifres passed away 
Nov. 13 at Kern Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his son Vem of La 
Puente and preceded in death by his 
wife, Dorcas. Tex was a member of 
the Elks and was retired from the 
Standard Oil Co. 

Born July 19, 1911 in Texas, Adam 
Ennis Scifres was 77. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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KENNETH M. TIEDJE 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Nov. 19 graveside at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery, Wofford 
Heights for Kenneth "Max" Tiedje of 
Riverkern . 

Officiating was Rev. James 
McGhee, Pastor of the United 
Methodist Church, Kernville. 
Mr. Tiedje passed away Nov. 14 at 
home. He was a motion picture 
special effects for 20 years. 
Born May 25, 1928 in Newton, Iowa, 
Kenneth "Max" Tiedje was 60. 
Interment at the Kern River Valley 
Mortuary . 



DONALD B. KENDALL 

Donald B. Kendall, a 12 year 
resident of Kernville, passed away 
Nov. 16, 1988. Born in Hibbing, 
Minnesota, he was a graduate of the 
University of Minnesota and a former 
senior electrical engineer at Toledo 
Scale Co. in Toledo, Ohio for 42 years 
Mr. Kendall was an ardent 
birdwatcher and long time member 
of Toledo Naturalist Association. 
A devoted husband and father, he 
is survived by his wife, Harriet of 
Kernville; son Col. Don Kendall of 
Bonn, Germany; daughter Marcia 
Boardman and grandson Todd of San 
Diego; two brothers and one sister. 
Respecting the deceased's request, 
the burial will be private. 



Ruth Gray 

A funeral service was conducted 
Tuesday Nov. 15 at the Church of the 
Nazarene, Lake Isabella for Ruth 
Gray of Lake Isabella. Officiating 
was Rev. John Carpenter, Pastor. 

Mrs. Gray passed away Nov. 10 at 
the Kaiser Medical Center in San 
Mateo. She is survived by her 
husband of 62 years Herbert W. Gray 
son Herbert Gray, Jr. of Nevada 
daughter Carol Foster of Pacifica 
sister Margaret Ruiledge of Idaho 
three grandchildren and two great- 
grandchildren. 

Mrs. Gray was a resident of the 
Kern Valley for the past six years. 

Born Nov. 23, 1909 in Glendale, CA, 
Ruth Elizabeth Gray was 78. 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Robert Hippie 

A graveside funeral service was 
conducted Monday, Nov. 14 at the 
Kern Valley Cemetery for Robert 
Hippie of Kernville. Officiating was 
Thomas Groover. Mr. Hippie passed 
away in West Hills, on Nov. 11. He is 
preceded in death by his wife Winona 
deceased in 1983 and survived by his 
daughters Dorothy Wadtins of West 
Hills, Jeanette McCluskey of Wofford 
Heights, Alice Vance of West Hills, 
Eyvonne Harlow of Woodland Hills, 
Ruth Groover of Kernville; son 
Richard Hippie of Colorado Springs; 
nine grandchildren and 11 great- 
grandchildren. 

Bom Aug. 22, 1899 in Pennsylvania, 
Robert Bruce Hippie was 89. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



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Lula Coffeen Dahmer George Chesnut 



Lula Coffeen Dahmer, a resi- 
dent of Lake Isabella, passed 
away Nov. 10. Born in Rutland, 
New York, she graduated from 
high school at Adams Center, 
New York. 

Lula moved to California in 
1962 and worked for Hughes Air- 
craft in Culver City, where she 
then retired. 

She is survived by her husband 
Clifford Dahmer, of Lake 
Isabella; son Michael Grimshaw 
of Syracrus, New York; daughter 
Linda Brown of Culver City; five 
grandchildren, Randy, Chris and 
Sara of New York; Paige and 
Robert of Culver City; and 
Robert of Culver City. 



Orphadell 
L. Harkness 

Orphadell Lucile Harkness of 
Lakeland Tract in Lake Isabella 
passed away Nov. 23 at the 
Hilltop Convalescent Hospital In 
Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband 
Leo of Lake Isabella; daughter 
Donna Nine of Lake Isabella; 
four grandchildren and seven 
great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Harkeness was a member 
of the Women of the Moose and a 
resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past 20 years. 

Born Aug. 16, 1912 in Jasper, 
Iowa, Orphadell Lucile Harness 
was 76. 

Interment of cremated re- 
mains at Kern Valley Cemetery. 



A graveside service was held 
Friday, Nov. 25 at Hillcrest 
Memorial Park in Bakersfield for 
George Chesnut of Lake Isabella. 

Mr. Chesnut was born Aug. 23, 
1906 In Texas and passed away at 
Memorial Hospital on Nov. 23. He 
was a 15 year resident of Lake 
Isabella. 

He is survived by his wife lone 
of Lake Isabella and one son of 
Bakersfield; 2 sisters and one 
brother and one granddaughter. 



Emeline "Em" Scott 

Emeline "Em" Scott passed 
away Nov. 30 at age 90, after a 
long illness. 

She was a former resident of 
Wofford Heights and a charter 
member of the Ken Valley Art 
Association. 

She is preceded in death by her 
husband of 69 years, John Scott 
and four children: Evelyn, Dick, 
Lola and Dorothy. 

Surviving are her sons, Jack of 
Wofford Heights, Phil of Smith 
River, CA and daughter Pat of 
Arizona, 19 grandchildren, 24 
great grandchildren .and six 
great-grand children. 



Clifford Mooney 

A funeral service was con- 
ducted Saturday, Nov. 19 at 
Valley Mortuary Chapel for Clif- 
ford D. Mooney of Wofford 
Heights. Officiating was Ben 
Grant with eulogy by family 
members. Mr. Mooney passed 
away Nov. 16 at Kern Valley 
Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife 
Eldora of Wofford Height; sons 
Cliff of Plummer, Idaho, Don of 
White Bear Lake, Minnesota, 
Michael of Sparks, Nevada and 
Clarence of Richmond, Virginia; 
daughters Cheryl Grant of Simi 
Valley, Diana Knowles of 
Newhall; 12 grandsons; six 
granddaughters and seven great- 
grandchildren. 

Born June 14, 1913 in Edmond, 
Oklahoma, Clifford Duane 
Mooney was 75. 

Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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Dec. 14, 1988 

OBITUARY 



EILEEN DAVIS KEY 

A memorial service was held for 

Eileen Davis Key, 82 on Wednesday, 

Nov. 23 in Mt. Mesa. 

Mrs. Key died Nov. 21 after a brief 

illness. 

She is survived by her husband, 

Henry; daughter Diane Gottstine of 

Hamburg, New York; sons James 

Davis of North Dakota, Donald 

Davis; eight grandchildren and 11 

great-grandchildren. 



M.J. "CURLEY" JOHNSON 

M.J. "Curley" Johnson passed away 
Dec. 7 at home in Bodfish. He 
is survived by his wife Vada of 
Bodfish . 

1922 in Oklahoma, 
"Curley" Johnson was 



Born July 31 

Major Junior 

66. 

Interment at Acacia Cemetery, 

Modest. Arrangements by Valley 

Mortuary . 



Mary Lindsay 

A funeral service was conducted 
Saturday, Dec. 10 at Kern Valley 
Mortuary for Mary Checketts 
Lindsay of Bodfish. Officiating was 
Bishop Dennis Hinkey of the Church 
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
of Mt. Mesa. A prayer was also 
delivered by Rev. Jerry Ruff, pastor 
of the Foursquare Gospel church. 
Mrs. Lindsay passed away Dec. 8 at 
Mercy Hospital, Bakersfield. 

She is survived by her husband of 
47 years, De Ray Lindsay of Bodfish; 
sons Charles of Huntington Beach; 
Steve of Lake Isabella ; brother Mark 
Checketts of Idaho; sisters Beth 
Graves of California; Cleo Udy of 
Utah, Lola Weinreich of Wisconsin, 
Beryl Eshom of California and two 
grandchildren. Mary Lindsay had 
been a resident of the Kern Valley for 
the past eight years. 

Born Sept. 7, 1922 in Province, 
Utah, Mary Checketts Lindsay was 
88. 

Interment at Kern Valley Cemetery 
where graveside dedication was 
delivered by Mark Checketts. 
Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



MARTHA RANDLEMOI 



Martha Randlemon of Wofford 
Heights passed away Dec. 3 at 
Memorial Hospital of Greater 
Bakersfield. She is preceded in death 
by her daughter Dorothy Hunter and 
survived by her son in law Thurman 
Hunter, formerly of Wofford Heights, 
now living in West Covina. 
Born April 16, 1901 in South Dakota, 
Martha V. Randlemon was 87. 
Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary . 



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MARIE MAYFIELD 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside Friday, Dec. 9 at Kern 
Valley Cemetery for Marie Anita 
Mayfield of Weldon. Officiating was 
Rev. James S. McGhee, Pastor of the 
United Methodist Church. Mrs. 
Mayfield passed away Dec. 5 at San 
Joaquin Community Hospital, 
Bakersfield . 

She is survived by her husband of 
2 5 years Oneal Mayfield of Weldon; 
sons Stephen of Onyx, John of 
Crescent City; daughter Jane 
Whitengale of Crescent City; brothers 
Don and Mike Hamlin both of Oregon 
and eight grandchildren. Marie 
Mayfield was a member of the Eagles 
Auxiliary and a resident of the Kern 
Valley for the past 8 years. 



RUFUS E. BAREITHER 

Rufus Bareither, a former resident 
of Kernville died Nov. 20 in Exeter 
In 1967 he and several other 
Lutherans were instrumental in star- 
ting the Shepherd of the Hills 
Lutheran Church in Lake Isabella. 
He is survived by his wife of 51 
years Bertha; daughter Arleen Rum- 
mel of Sacramento; grandson Rolf 
Strassheim of Sacramento and three 
sisters . 

He was born in Twin Bridges, MO 
on July 14, 1916 and was 72. 
Funeral services were held at Trini- 
ty Lutheran Church in Exeter on Nov 
23. 



Philip Giesen 

A mass of Chistian burial was 
celebrated Saturday, Dec. 10 at the St. 
Jude Parish Catholic church for 
Philip M. "Phil" Giesen of Wofford 
Heights. Celebrant of the mass was 
Rev. A.G. Herdegen, pastor of the St. 
Jude Parish. Mr. Giesen passed away 
Dec. 6 at a Los Angeles area hospital. 

Mr. Giesen Is survived by his wife 
of nine years, Louise of Wofford 
Heights; daughters Barbara Carter of 
Onyx, Dorothy Turko of La 
Crescenta, Mary Ann De Labio of 
Torrance, Phylis Barley of 
Washington; brothers George and 
Fred both of Texas; sisters Frances 
Ogle, Mildred Conroy and Mary 
Louise Marek all of Texas; 11 
grandchildren and 12 great- 
grandchildren. 

Phil Giesen was a 15 year resident 
of the Kem Valley and member of the 
Knights of Columbus and the Van 
Guards. He was a founding member 
of "Our l.ady of the Lake" chapter 
2872 of the Knights of Columbus In the 
Kern Valley. He retired from 
American Airlines where he served 
for 42 years as stores manager. 

Bom Aug. 6, 1909 in Dallas, Texas, 
Phillip Max Giesen was 79. Interment 
at Kern Valley Cemetery. Ar- 
rangements by Valley Mortuary. 

Eileen Davis Key 

A memorial service was held for 
Eileen Davis Key, 82 on Wednesday, 

Nov. 23 in Mt. Mesa. 



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Alvin Emil Piazza 

Longtime Kern Valley resident 
Alvin Piazza passed away Nov. 29 In 
Los Angeles. 

Al, as he was known to family and 
friends was bom in HilLsbourough, 
Illinois in 1918 and came to California 
as a soldier. 1 le gained recognition in 
the Army as a boxer, winning many 
titles for his division. 

He was married in 1942 in Santa 
Barbara to Ailecn. 

After many years of hunting and 
fishing trips to the Kern Valley, he 
and Ailccn moved here 35 years ago 
and established the Pine Cone Inn, 
one of the first bu.siiie2>ses in the newly 
relocated town of Kernville. 

His life's woi k was the i eslauranl, 
which he built with his heart and 
h.tnds. His touch was in every tlung he 
created there and he was proud of lu's 
accomplishments at the Pine Cone. 
He enjoyed visiting with his friends 
and customers and had a kind word 
fin rveryorw; 

He was a devoted husband, father 
and provider. 

Alii survived by Ailwai, luswiXapi 
M ynars; daughter* LHrtUTS *Kl 
Roberta; brothers Clifford of 
Itedding, Llrner and Llmont of San 
Diego, Ateli of St. I oms and sister 
Loretla McNichols of San Diego. 

Gravo.sirie services were held Dec. 
:: at Kin. V.tlicy u.nictery with 
i-uloe.y delivered by las daughters. He 
vn.i.s 7u 



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Dec. 21, 1988 



OBITUARY 



OBITUARY 



Mabel Lee Quibell 

A funeral service was conducted 
graveside at the Kern River Valley 
cemetery for Mabel Lee Quibell of 
Wofford Heights. Officiating was Rev. 
Wayne Beebe. pastor of the Shepherd 
of the Hills Lutheran Church. 

Mrs. Quibell passed away Dec. 13 
at the Kern Valley Hospital. 

She is surviveed by her sister Edith 
Guthrie of Southlake, and niece 
Shirley Longworth of Wofford 
Heights. Mabel has been a resident ef 
the valley for 16 years. 

Bom July 23, 1910 in West Virginia, 
Mabel Lee Quibell was 78. 

Arrangements by Valley Mortuary. 



Leslie Lee Gaskell 

Leslie Lee Gaskell of Lake Isabella 
passed away Doc. 12 at Kem Valley 
Hospital. 

He Is survived by his wife of 62 
years Johanna of Lake Isabella; sons 
Richard of Running Springs, Leslie of 
Las Vegas; daughter Barbara Saylor 
of Longmont; 10 grandchildren and 9 
great-grandchildren. 

Leslie Gaskell served with the U.S. 
Army during the 1920's and was a 
resident of the Kern Valley for the 
past 27 years. 

Born Oct. 17, 1906 in Illinois, Leslie 
Lee Gaskell was 83. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Charles W. Motte, Jr. 

A memorial service was conducted 
Dec 14 at the Highland Chapel United 
Methodist Church for Charles Motte. 
Jr. of Wei don. Mr. Motte passed away 
Dec. 11 at Kem Valley Hospital. 

He is survived by his wife of ten 
years Peggy of Weldon; son Steve of 
Ridgecrest; brother Freddie of South 
Carolina; sister Beth Faye Altman of 
South Carolina; mother Eunice 
Lackey of South Carolina. 

Charles Motte was a veteran of the 
U.S. Air Force who served during the 
Vietnam war. He was a resident of the 
Kem Valley for seven years. 

Born May 17, 1939 In South 
Carolina, Charles Wliklns Motte, Jr. 
was 49. 

Cremation arrangements by Valley 
Mortuary. 



Wednesday 
Dec. 28, 1988 

OBITUARY 



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Wednesday 
Dec. 28, 19* 

OBITUARY 



LOU ELLEN SHERWOOD 



JOHN BOWEN 



A mass of Christian burial was 
celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 20 at the 
St. Jude Parish Catholic Church 
for Lou Ellen Sherwood of Lake 
Isabella. Celebrant of the mass 
was Rev. Monsignor Anthony G. 
Herdegen, Pastor of St. Jude 
Parish. Mrs. Sherwood passed 
away Dec. 17 at the Ridgecrest 
Community Hospital. 
She is preceded in death by her 
husband Lawrence deceased in 
1982. She is survived by her sister 
Lily May Holmes of Ridgecres; 
son Richard and daughter in law 
Kay of San Diego; daughter 
Evelyn Lanza of Lake Isabella; 
step-daughter Geraldine Johnson 
of Placentia; nieces Norma Cor- 
ral and Dawn Holmes of 
Ridgecrest; grandchildren Mike 
Lanza of Lake Isabella; David 
and Tim Lanza of Ornage County; 
Theresa Kaus of Bakersfield 
and nine other grandchildren and 
19 great-grandchildren. 
Lou came to California in 1941 
and has been a resident of the 
Kern Valley since 1956. She was 
a member of St. Jude Parish 
Catholic Church and the Kaph 
Chapter of the Order of Golden 
Slipper . 

Born Dec. 17, 1900 in Sweet- 
water, Texas, Lou Ellen Sher- 
wood was 88 . 

Interment at the Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



A funeral service was con- 
ducted Friday, Dec. 23 at the 
Committal Chapel of the Kern 
River Valley Cemetery for John 
L. Bo wen of Kernville. Prayers 
and eulogy were rendered by 
family and friends. Mr. Bowen 
passed away Dec. 21 at Kern 
Valley Hosptial. 

He is survived by his wife of 26 
years Charlene of Kernville; sons 
Fred of Visalia, Jim of 
Bakersfield, Tommy of Visalia, 
Jimmy of Torrance, Ronnie of 
Laguna Hills; daughters Carol 
and Varna, brothers Richard 
Bowen of Fresno; sister Beverly 
Alsup of Fresno and mother Rena 
of Fresno. 

John Bowen was a veteran of 
the U.S. Army and served during 
the Korean Conflict. He had 
resided in the Kern Valley for the 
past eight years. 
Born Dec. 17, 1926 in Elk City, 
Beckham County, Oklahoma, 
John Lloyd Bowen, Jr. was 62. 
Interment at Kern Valley 
Cemetery. Arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



James E. Monninger 



James E. Monninger of Kern- 
ville passed away at home on 
Dec. 23 following illness. 

He Is survived by his wife, Em- 
ma of Kernville; daughter Anne 
Chris of Southlake; brother War- 
ren D. Monninger of Calexico; 
sisters Velma Dunch and 
Florence Pitt both of Oregon. 

James Monninger was a WW II 
veteran of the U.S. Navy. Born 
Nov. 24, 1925 in Baldwin Park, 
James Edward Monninger was 
63. 

Cremation arrangements by 
Valley Mortuary. 



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18, 


1988 


May 


12, 


1988 


June 


2, 


1988 


July 


7, 


1988 


Aug . 


3, 


1988 


Aug . 


31, 


1988 


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30, 


1988 



VOLUME VII INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



ADAMES, LaVerne - 
ADAMS, Cahrles A. 
ALEXANDER, Helen P. 
ALLARD, Frank L 
ALLISON, Margaret 
AMYETT, Nora W. 
ANDERSON, Dorothea 
ANDERSON, Dorothy J. 
ANDERSON, Esther Mei 
ANDERSON, Joseph E. 
ANDERSON, Joseph L. 
ANDERSON, Mark 
ANDERSON, Ramona L. 
ASHLEY, Charles F. 
ASHTON, Alberta 
ASTOR, Leon J. 
AUSTIN, Marie L. 
AYERS, Carlton C. 
BADGLEY, Mildred M. 
BAGENT, Ralph W. 
BAILEY, Loretta J. 
BAIRD, Leonard L. 
BAIZ, Basilio M. 
BAIZ, Lynn Marie 
BAKER, Ruth Elizabet 
BAREITHER, Rufus E. 
BARNES, Simeon C. 
BARNES, Simeon C 
BARNETT, C. Joseph 
BARNETT, Conrad Will 
BARNETT, Robert G. 
BARR, Charlene V. 
BARTON, David Crocke 
BAUCH, Raymond K. 
BAUR, William A. 
BEATON, Jack L. Sr. 
BELL, Darrell 
BENSOMA, Raymond 
BEVAN, Couglas E. 
BLACK, Josephine 
BLACK, Josephine 
BLUE, John W. 
BOULWARE, Earl Edwar 
BOWEN, John L. 
BOYD, Joe L. 
BOYNTON. Mildred Jan 



VII 


121 


VII 


55 


VII 


17 


VII 


2 


VII 


91 


VII 


77 


VII 


124 


VII 


77 


VII 


126 


VII 


27 


VII 


37 


VII 


67 


VII 


33 


VII 


114 


VII 


65 


VII 


126 


VII 


10 


VII 


23 


VII 


26 


VII 


90 


VII 


9 


VII 


90 


VII 


75 


VII 


26 


VII 


116 


VII 


136 


VII 


19 


VII 


21 


VII 


89 


VII 


124 


VII 


87 


VII 


57 


VII 


123 


VII 


1 


VII 


38 


VII 


16 


VII 


95 


VII 


126 


VII 


132 


VII 


98 


VII 


99 


VII 


92 


VII 


69 


VII 


139 


VII 


94 


VII 


97 



BRADEN, Charles C. 
BRADSHAW, Goldie L. 
BRAWLEY, Doyle L. 
BRAY, Robert Jr. 
BRELAND, Robert 
BREWER, Shanelle Rob 
BRINSON, Harold 
BRITTSAN, Esther M. 
BROWN, Marjorie Stra 
BRUBAKER, Vernon L. 
BRUNO, Lewis 
BRUNO, Louis Patrick 
BULLEIT, Helen L. 
BULLINGTON, Constanc 
BUNNELL, Albert H. 
BURCH, Melba L. 
BUTTS, James 
CARPENTER, Helen M. 
CASPER, Benjamin 
CATO, George A. Jr. 
CHESNUT, George 
CLAREY, Edna S. 
CLARK, Edward E. 
CLARK, Everett E. "B 
CLARK, Gordon Champ 
CLARK, John T. 
CLARK, Kevin Scott 
CLARK, Paul "P.C." 
CLARK, Richard Rober 
CLOUD, Roy Wilson 
COKER, James Monroe 
COLE, Eugene 
COLLINS, Margaret Ne 
COPE, Danny Edward 
CORNETTE, Eldon S. " 
CORRELL, Marjorie Fe 
CORRELL, William H. 
COURNOYER, Mary 
COUTS, Abraham M. 
COWELL, Thomas F. 
CRAIG, Mildren 
CRUME, Haskell Celeu 
CRUMP, James W. 
DAHMER, Lula Coffeen 
DALAO, Ruth Hanson 
DANIEL. Paul F. - ~ 



VII 


93 


VII 


8 


VII 


50 


VII 


56 


VII 


93 


VII 


57 


VII 


104 


VII 


66 


VII 


57 


VII 


34 


VII 


49 


VII 


51 


VII 


94 


VII 


65 


VII 


92 


VII 


17 


VII 


29 


VII 


30 


VII 


86 


VII 


6 


VII 


134 


VII 


13 


VII 


111 


VII 


109 


VII 


83 


VII 


8 


VII 


83 


VII 


71 


VII 


106 


VII 


117 


VII 


7 


VII 


37 


VII 


123 


VII 


38 


VII 


46 


VII 


119 


VII 


31 


VII 


106 


VII 


81 


VII 


34 


VII 


79 


VII 


46 


VII 


14 


VII 


134 


VII 


128 


VII 


80 



VOLUME VII INDEX 



NAME 


VOLUME 


PAGE 


DAVIS, Edwin A. 


VII 


10 


DAVIS, Gladys Hope 


VII 


4 


DECKER, Hugh Calev " 


VII 


92 


DEEMS, Patrick H. 


VII 


5 


DEMPSEY, Phyllis A. 


VII 


127 


DICKINSON, Frances E 


VII 


77 


DICKSON, Richard T. 


VII 


94 


DIEDERICH, Margaret 


VII 


56 


DILL, Ted 


VII 


10 


DORRIS, Max Richard 


VII 


123 


DOUGHERTY, Josephine 


VII 


63 


DOUGLASS, Elmer Lee 


VII 


11 


DRAKE, Opal L. 


VII 


25 


ECKER, Kenneth W. 


VII 


79 


ECONOMY, Ted 


VII 


39 


EDWARDS, Aven G. 


VII 


22 


EINARSON, Linda Lee 


VII 


78 


ENDERLE, Ernest 


VII 


129 


ENGESSER, Norman L. 


VII 


69 


ENGLISH, Una Lee 


VII 


35 


EYNON, Bill 


VII 


31 


FALLIS, Phillip 


VII 


124 


FARMER, Clinton P. S 


VII 


12 


FASSEL, Edward M. 


VII 


89 


FEARS, Paul Lewis 


VII 


31 


FEGER, Ouida Ruth 


VII 


84 


FEIN, Natalia Olivia 


VII 


58 


FERRINGTON, Mabel Ga 


VII 


78 


FETTEROLF, Harold L. 


VII 


109 


FIELD, Ellen M. 


VII 


18 


FIELE, MaxC. 


VII 


77 


FORD, Calven H. 


VII 


108 


FORSYTHE, Sandy 


VII 


25 


FOX, Ray M. 


VII 


113 


FRANKLIN, Florence H 


VII 


28 


FRASER, Dorothy H. 


VII 


105 


FRAZER, Edward A. 


VII 


125 


FREEMAN, Gertrude O. 


VII 


67 


FREEMAN, Lillian E. 


VII 


61 


FRENES, Elizabeth Ma 


VII 


106 


FUHRER, Robert E. 


VII 


102 


FULLERTON, Keith Jam 


VII 


71 


GAMBY, Laura Josephi 


VII 


63 


GANNON, John A. 


VII 


24 


GASKELL, Leslie Lee 


VII 


138 


GAZE. Doualas Cliffo 


VII 


52 



NAME 



GEORGEN, Anthony Ber 
GERRY, Charles L. 
GIBSON, MaryE. 
GIESEN, Philip M. "P 
GLAUSER, Allison 
GOERGEN, Violet J. " 
GRAGG, James Harlan 
GRANT, Cecelia 
GRAVES, Hell CrosS 
GRAY, Ruth 
GRAY, Ruth 
GREEN, Annabell D. 
GRIFFITH, Tracy Alle 
GRUNKE, Norma Bess 
GUSTY, Dorothea S. 
GUTHRIE, Marie L. 
HAILEY, Ernest R. 
HALE, Beatrice 
HALE, Glenn Rollin 
HAMLETT, H. D. 
HARKNESS, Orphadell 
HARRIS, Sarah E. 
HARRY, Robert L. 
HARTMAN, Claire Augu 
HARTMAN, Herbert H. 
HARTMAN, Timothy Ray 
HARVILLE, Mack 
HAYES, Joseph Sr. 
HEDGES, Lelia M. 
HEFFNER, Carol B. 
HEHRHEIM, John M. 
HENDRY, Grace G. 
HERRING, Herbert Lee 
HESS, William E. 
HEWITT, Cliff 
HICKMAN, Eugene T. 
HICKMAN, Eugene T. 
HICKS, Harvey L. 
HIPPLE, Robert 
HJELMELAND, Elias 
HODGE, Lloyd C. 
HOLSTEIN, Harry 
HOTHIAN, Beaumelle 
HOWARD. Bill Duncan 
HUNTER, Kenneth 
HUNTER. Robert T. - - 



VOLUME 


PAC 


VII 


98 


VII 


20 


VII 


92 


VII 


136 


VII 


127 


VII 


25 


VII 


16 


VII 


21 


VII 


101 


VII 


129 


VII 


133 


VII 


111 


VII 


40 


VII 


107 


VII 


36 


VII 


108 


VII 


1 


VII 


43 


VII 


33 


VII 


11 


VII 


134 


VII 


82 


VII 


28 


VII 


101 


VII 


28 


VII 


89 


VII 


19 


VII 


112 


VII 


110 


VII 


21 


VII 


104 


VII 


34 


VII 


1 


VII 


49 


VII 


28 


VII 


52 


VII 


54 


VII 


114 


VII 


133 


VII 


107 


VII 


105 


VII 


93 


VII 


25 


VII 


46 


VII 


82 


VII 


65 



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NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



INGRAM, Elmer Earl 
INGRAM, Floyd Mason 
INGRAM, Marie 
JACKSON, Ted Paul 
JACKSON, Thomas Mart 
JACKSON, Willis 
JACKSON-STORTZ, 
JARRELL, Bennie Clar 
JOHANSON, Herbert W. 
JOHNSON, John 
JOHNSON, M. J. "Curl 
JOHNSON, Nora V. 
JONES, Ceciley Diane 
JONES, Harvey F. 
JONES, L, Frank 
JONES, Paul Currens 
JOYNER, Lanson Bentl 
KEARNEY, Isabel C. 
KEITH, Floyd M. 
KELLEY, Bobby Gene 
KELLEY, Ralph E. 
KELLY, Harry G. 
KENDALL, Donald B. 
KENT, Lanita G. 
KENT, Oakley E. 
KEY, Eileen Davis 
KEY, Eileen Davis 
KEYS, William Robert 
KIDDER, Evelyn V. 
KING, Catherine H. 
KINGSLAND, Edna Robe 
KIRKHAM, Jeremy Ryan 
KIRSCHENMAN, Duane 
KIRSCHENMAN, Sandra 
KITE, Mildred Dean 
KIVETT, Henry Clay 
KNOLLENGBERG, 
KOENIG, OmerB. 
KORTRIGHT, Leila 
KROGER, Leona Mae 
KRUEGER, William Kar 
KUTNYAK Goldie 
KUTNYAK, Ivan Leroy 
KYT, Ricgard S. 
LaKREMIER, Abel K. " 
LAMBERT Earl E. 



VII 


42 


VII 


43 


VII 


71 


VII 


5 


VII 


61 


VII 


106 


VII 


63 


VII 


118 


VII 


53 


VII 


114 


VII 


135 


VII 


35 


VII 


12 


VII 


26 


VII 


53 


VII 


39 


VII 


80 


VII 


40 


VII 


24 


VII 


96 


VII 


47 


VII 


14 


VII 


133 


VII 


21 


VII 


115 


VII 


135 


VII 


136 


VII 


60 


VII 


22 


VII 


67 


VII 


126 


VII 


73 


VII 


17 


VII 


17 


VII 


56 


VII 


116 


VII 


65 


VII 


5 


VII 


104 


VII 


11 


VII 


105 


VII 


85 


VII 


110 


VII 


85 


VII 


55 


VII 


19 



LAMPSON, Charles Ray 


VII 


109 


LANE, Mary Ellen 


VII 


47 


LANKFORD, Martha B. 


VII 


120 


LaTOUCHE, Charles 


VII 


58 


LAUTS, John W. 


VII 


61 


LAW, Margaret I. 


VII 


120 


LAWLER, Marguerite 


VII 


118 


LEARY, John Vinecnt 


VII 


127 


LEDERHAUSE, Erwin Wi 


VII 


124 


LEGG, Laurence Therm 


VII 


42 


LEONARD, Charles H. 


VII 


41 


LICKLITER, Ronni Bre 


VII 


87 


LIEFFRING, Walter He 


VII 


123 


LINDSAY, Mary Checke 


VII 


135 


LORENZ, Howard 


VII 


130 


LOVELY, Beaulah 


VII 


16 


MacBRIDE, James Will 


VII 


118 


MacBRIDE, Mary E. 


VII 


94 


MALONEY, Doris D. 


VII 


35 


MANCZAREK, Raymond 


VII 


51 


MARENGO, Joseph 


VII 


88 


MARKHAM, Roy R. 


VII 


58 


MARRIAGE, Frances W. 


VII 


23 


MARSH, Mabel T. 


VII 


129 


MARSHALL, Donald Geo 


VII 


120 


MARTINET, Maxine 


VII 


75 


MAYFIELD, Marie Anit 


VII 


136 


McCAULEY, Charles "C 


VII 


100 


McCAUSLIN, Stanley D 


VII 


72 


McCLAIN, Zada L. 


VII 


17 


McCLATCHEY, Glenn O. 


VII 


28 


McCLURE, M. "Mac" 


VII 


70 


McCOLLUM, Gladys Mau 


VII 


127 


McDANIEL, Curtis A. 


VII 


120 


McELFRESH, Gordon R. 


VII 


49 


McGRATH, Larry Jr. 


VII 


11 


McPHERSON, Bessie C. 


VII 


77 


MEADOR, Bennett W. 


VII 


10 


MELLIN, Edwin "Buste 


VII 


78 


MEREDITH, Florence " 


VII 


99 


MESTYANEK, Anton J. 


VII 


96 


MONNINGER, James E. 


VII 


139 


MONTGOMERY, Herman 


VII 


116 


MOONEY, Clifford 


VII 


132 


MOONEY, Clifford D. 


VII 


134 


MOORE Amv L. - - 


VII 


35 



VOLUME VII INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



MOORE, Bernice A. "B 
MOORE, Hodgie L. 
MOORE, Jessie Letha 
MOORE, Roger C. 
MORRIS, Charles F. 
MORRIS, Charles L. " 
MOSIER, Suevon 
MOTTE, Charles W. Jr 
MURRAY, Willard H. 
MURRAY, William M. S 
MUSE, Wayne Esmay 
MYERS, Thelma Gladys 
NELSON, Carrie L. 
NEU, Wesley F. 
NEWMAN, Dewitt D. 
NEWMAN, Dewitt David 
NILSON, Joseph Ivan 
NOLL, Alda Catherine 
NORMAN, Jeanette 
NORRIS, Jesse Frank 
O'BRIEN, Patrick 
O'REAMER, Patricia J 
OATES, Esther V. 
ODELL, Elizabeth A. 
OLIVER, Houston D. " 
OLSEN, Arthur W. 
OWENS, Donald Grant 
OWENS, Elsie B. 
OWER, Grace Jane 
PADLO, Ethel L. 
PARKER, Dolores L. 
PARKINSON, Harry B. 
PARKS, Margaret J. 
PASCOE, Esther Emma 
PAYNE, Dorilla 
PERRY, Robert Lee 
PETERSON, Henry Clay 
PETITT, Samuel S. 
PHILLIPS, Marlu Ann 
PIAZZA, Alvin Emil 
PICKLER, Donald 
PIERCE, BartW. 
PIERCE, J. Sterling 
PIKE, Elma D. 
PINAIRE, Dorothy Jea 
PLOTKIN. David A 



VII 


87 


VII 


50 


VII 


16 


VII 


81 


VII 


102 


VII 


47 


VII 


91 


VII 


138 


VII 


8 


VII 


12 


VII 


36 


VII 


44 


VII 


61 


VII 


4 


VII 


111 


VII 


125 


VII 


131 


VII 


97 


VII 


2 


VII 


63 


VII 


48 


VII 


1 


VII 


5 


VII 


113 


VII 


131 


VII 


48 


VII 


100 


VII 


104 


VII 


41 


VII 


21 


VII 


19 


VII 


66 


VII 


11 


VII 


137 


VII 


32 


VII 


9 


VII 


117 


VII 


86 


VII 


116 


VII 


137 


VII 


37 


VII 


81 


VII 


113 


VII 


86 


VII 


62 


VII 


99 



POSKIN, Paul E. 
POST, Unis 
POWELL, Alma J. 
PRIDE, Judi D. 
PRIOR, Naomi Louise 
PURDY, Helen L. 
QUIBELL, Mabel LEE 
QUINN, JohnB. 
RANDALL, Stella Mae 
RANDLEMON, Martha 
RANDLES, William A. 
RANKIN, Rosswell Ort 
RANTA, Leo W. 
RAWSON, Homer 
READ, Laurence A. 
REEDER, Neal "Bo" 
REEVES, Margaret A. 
REILLY, Tima Marie 
RICARDO, Thomas J. 
RICHARDS, Augustus W 
RICKLES, Frances Jul 
RIDENOUR, Elizabeth 
RIEDER, Joann 
RILEY, Allan F, 
RILEY, John L. 
ROBART, Bud 
ROBINSON, John Newel 
ROSE, Frances L. 
ROSELLI, Glenna 
ROSELLI, Sam 
ROUTSON, Carolyn L. 
RUFF, Herman W. 
RUNYAN, Dennis P. 
RYDEN, Catherine E. 
SACKERSON, J. M. "Mi 
SARGENT, Catherine I 
SARGENT, John R. 
SCARLET, Ernest Lawr 
SCHEHL, Arthur M. 
SCHMID, Francis 
SCHOFIELD, Lois Maxi 
SCOTT, Charlotte E. 
SCOTT, Emeline "Em" 
SCRIFRES, Adam Ennis 
SETTLEMIRE, Theadore 
SEYLE. Elsie G. 



VII 


89 


VII 


10 


VII 


6 


VII 


78 


VII 


130 


VII 


87 


VII 


138 


VII 


29 


VII 


99 


VII 


135 


VII 


52 


VII 


4 


VII 


84 


VII 


74 


VII 


41 


VII 


36 


VII 


42 


VII 


66 


VII 


13 


VII 


130 


VII 


108 


VII 


35 


VII 


92 


VII 


64 


VII 


53 


VII 


64 


VII 


30 


VII 


36 


VII 


51 


VII 


71 


VII 


88 


VII 


99 


VII 


70 


VII 


96 


VII 


30 


VII 


65 


VII 


64 


VII 


128 


VII 


121 


VII 


27 


VII 


124 


VII 


109 


VII 


134 


VII 


132 


VII 


45 


VII 


75 



VOLUME VII INDEX 



NAME 


VOLUME 


PAGE 


SHAMBLIN, Arthur 


VII 


1 


SHAPIRO, Sue 


VII 


104 


SHARPE, Ellen Conner 


VII 


121 


SHELL, James R. 


VII 


60 


SHELTON, Samuel S. 


VII 


36 


SHERMAN, Arline Y. 


VII 


36 


SHERWOOD, Lou Ellen 


VII 


139 


SHIPLEY, Albert D. 


VII 


83 


SHOEMAKE, William Bl 


VII 


73 


SHOEMAKER, Marie Hed 


VII 


80 


SHUCK, Hattie Lou 


VII 


77 


SINKO, Walter 


VII 


52 


SMITH, Joe Ben 


VII 


86 


SOMMER, Lillian E. 


VII 


74 


SPANGLER, Walter 


VII 


15 


SPENCER, Robert Jame 


VII 


116 


SPLAWN, Houston C. 


VII 


59 


STEELE, John L. 


VII 


122 


STEELMAN, Joseph 


VII 


40 


STEVENSON, Winston A 


VII 


18 


STEWART, Edward J. 


VII 


98 


STINE, Renfro P. "Jo 


VII 


39 


STINSON, Richard A. 


VII 


128 


STONE, Benjamin 


VII 


52 


STONE, Benjamin 


VII 


55 


STONE, Lucille M. 


VII 


32 


STONE, William W. 


VII 


75 


STOUT, Chilton S. 


VII 


78 


STUCKER, Gary Lee 


VII 


88 


TAGAMI, Ruth H. 


VII 


22 


TANNER, Barbette "Be 


VII 


3 


TARWATER, Jones H. 


VII 


75 


TATE, Ingrid 


VII 


91 


TAYLOR, Estelle 


VII 


23 


TAYLOR, John William 


VII 


107 


TAYLOR, Sherman M. 


VII 


35 


TENNEY, Donald Edwar 


VII 


117 


THOMAS, L. A. "Tom" 


VII 


34 


THOMAS, Marion L. 


VII 


38 


THORNTON, Reppard F. 


VII 


5 


TICE, Wallace 


VII 


7 


TIEDJE, Kenneth M. 


VII 


133 


TIEGEN, Lester Woodr 


VII 


118 


TOWNSEND, Eugene 


VII 


6 


TUPLING, Albert 


VII 


58 


TURNER. Wallace Jame 


VII 


125 



NAME VOLUME 


PAG 


UELAND, Elmira 


VII 


87 


ULVIG, Russell 


VII 


115 


UMBERGER, Paul C. 


VII 


99 


UNGERBILLER, Phillip 


VII 


41 


VACHON, Fernand A. 


VII 


25 


van MULLIGEN, Fred 


VII 


42 


van PELT, William R. 


VII 


115 


VILLARS, Donald S, 


VII 


102 


VILLARS, Donald S. 


VII 


112 


WADE, John W. 


VII 


79 


WAGGONER, Jeanne M. 


VII 


129 


WAITE, Mary Elizabet 


VII 


64 


WALKER, Gayle 


VII 


119 


WALKER, Joseph Chanc 


VII 


95 


WALLS, Doris 


VII 


29 


WALTERS, Robert J. 


VII 


8 


WARBURTON, Martha V. 


VII 


21 


WARBURTON, Martha V. 


VII 


22 


WARRICK, Evelyn M. 


VII 


48 


WATKINS, Carrie Bell 


VII 


24 


WATKINS, Pauline W. 


VII 


12 


WATSON, Glen Homer 


VII 


127 


WATSON, Juanita B. 


VII 


80 


WEISER, Harry 


VII 


44 


WELCH, Gertrude Mae 


VII 


91 


WELLS, Beulah L. 


VII 


121 


WELLS, Eva I. 


VII 


108 


WESTAPHER, Florence 


VII 


3 


WESTFALL, Ovie Otto 


VII 


62 


WHALEN, Alice F. 


VII 


17 


WHITESIDE, William W 


VII 


74 


WHITLOCK, Bonnie LaR 


VII 


93 


WILJAMAA, Onni 


VII 


37 


WILLIAMS, B. Donald 


VII 


31 


WILLIAMS, Charles "D 


VII 


128 


WILLIAMS, Hanna Loue 


VII 


60 


WILLIAMS, Raymond H. 


VII 


114 


WILLYARD, Charlotte 


VII 


46 


WILSON, George W. 


VII 


132 


WILSON, Tanya A. 


VII 


104 


WINN, John J. 


VII 


103 


WOODS, Patricia 


VII 


24 


WOOLLEY, Edwin B. 


VII 


73 


WYATT, Elmo "Al" 


VII 


19 


YARBROUGH, Lana Loui 


VII 


117 


YASIN. Thomas Jr. - -.,' 


VII 


105 



NAME 



VOLUME 



PAGE 



VOLUME VII INDEX 



NAME 



VOLUME PAGE 



YOUNG, Fern 


VII 


103 


ZABKO, Vincent 


VII 


69 


ZEIER, Roger 1. 


VII 


76 


ZIMMER, Martin A. 


VII 


104 


ZUBER, Burton J. 


VII 


96 


ZUBER, Edward A. 


VII 


115